William Anderson, FAICP
Mr. Anderson, FAICP, is a Princpal/Vice-President at AECOM, overseeing the Economics + Planning practice for the western US offices. Previously, he was Director of City Planning & Community Investment for the City of San Diego, where he oversaw Planning, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Urban Form, and Facilities Financing. In this capacity, he directed the update to San Diego’s General Plan, which received the American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Planning. Prior to his tenure at the City of San Diego, he was a Senior Vice-President with Economics Research Associates, where he worked on almost 300 assignments in twenty states and eight countries. From 1995-2003, he was a member and chair of the City of San Diego Planning Commission. He currently serves as President of the American Planning Association, co-chaired APA’s “Sustaining Places” initiative, and is a member of the California Planning Roundtable. He is also a Board Member of the City Heights Community Development Corporation. Mr. Anderson is a Full Member of ULI’s Inner City Council, Lambda Alpha, and was President of C-3, San Diego’s oldest local planning and conservation advocacy group. He has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and a Masters in City & Regional Planning from Harvard University.