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David Stanek, Ph.D.

Vice President

Background & Experience

David Stanek, Ph.D., a vice president at ESI, is an urban planner who specializes in combining data science techniques, geographic information systems, and qualitative research methods to evaluate the role and influence of land use and preservation interventions on residents, places, and municipal budgets. Prior to joining ESI, he was a land use and zoning researcher at the Penn Institute for Urban Research. He has taught land use, urban policy, and public finance at Rutgers University and Hunter College and has consulted on projects for a variety of clients including the World Monuments Fund, Arup, the William Penn Foundation, Ford Foundation, USAID, the Urban Institute, and WSP as well as several municipal governments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Public Finance
  • Zoning
  • Land Use Management
  • ArcGIS
  • R