William Anderson, FAICP

William Anderson Bill’s focus is comprehensive planning, urban & development economics, and implementation. Bill advises under the dba CITECON and is a lecturer of urban economic development at UCSD. Previously, he was a Principal for City Economics at Arup; Principal/VP and Director of City Planning + Economics, Americas at AECOM; and a Senior VP at Economics Research Associates (ERA). His government experience includes Director of City Planning & Community Investment for the City of San Diego; Deputy Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency; and Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing Planning, Economic Development, Real Estate Assets, and Development Services. From 1995-2003, Bill served as a member/chair of San Diego’s Planning Commission. An FAICP, Bill was national President of the 38,000-member American Planning Association from 2013-15, and President of the California Planning Roundtable from 2018-21. Locally in San Diego, Bill has held various non-profit board positions with C-3, the City Heights Community Development Corporation, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. He is currently a board member of the San Diego Parks Foundation. Bill received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and master’s in City & Regional Planning from Harvard University.

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