Building a Place for History
David manages New Jersey Future’s planning initiatives and is responsible for the organization’s outreach and assistance to municipalities, with a special focus on coastal communities vulnerable to sea-level rise. For the past 4 years David has managed New Jersey Future’s Local Recovery Planning Manager program, providing ongoing and direct assistance to municipalities seeking to rebuild from the devastating damage of Hurricane Sandy. His work has focused on helping communities recover from extensive storm damage but also encouraging them to consider the implications of projected sea-level rise and how they might plan for and respond to the challenges of impending flood inundation risks due to a changing climate. He is a licensed professional planner with more than 30 years of land use and environmental planning experience. He has worked as a private planning consultant and held positions in local, county, and state planning agencies in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida.