David is a transportation and physical planner focused on the interplay between balanced transportation and the built environment. A passion for Midwestern landscapes, especially his hometown of Omaha, drives his desire to create spaces of distinction and dignity for communities of all sizes and characters. He is increasingly exploring issues of permanence and resiliency in planning.
David has particular experience with form based codes, bicycle and pedestrian data collection, and visualizing planning data. He has presented on bicycle facility design and how citizens can better engage government on topics of urban form.
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