David is a physical planner focused on how transportation networks and public spaces pattern the built environment, and how perception influences the mental image of space. Driven by a passion for Midwestern landscapes, especially his hometown of Omaha, David believes that communities of all sizes should be places of distinction, differentiated by their unique contexts.
David has particular experience with form based codes and bicycle & pedestrian data collection, and currently serves as content manager for the Federal Highway Administration’s ContextSensitiveSolutions.org.
Before joining PPS, David worked at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University doing research and print design for the New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Research Center and the Safe Routes to School Resource Center.
He also worked for the City of Omaha Planning Department, where David sited bicycle parking, designed signage and coordinated the city’s inaugural bicycle and pedestrian traffic counts, in addition to other data collection projects.
Master of City and Regional Planning, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Minor in Mathematics, University of Kansas