David Cooper is a Senior Transit Planner at Calgary Transit. In this role David is involved in long range and strategic transit planning projects such as planning for rapid transit corridors, implementing the Calgary Regional Transit Plan, service planning, transit oriented development projects, various public engagement activities and community relations. Notable projects that David has been a key team member include the planning and implementation of two bus rapid transit services, the launch of Calgary's first regional transit service and commissioning of the NE LRT Extension to Saddletowne and West LRT.
David firmly believes in the positive impact of public transit in community through his involvement in organizing the Canadian Urban Transit Association's Youth Summit on Sustainable Transportation over the past seven years. This program gathers youth from across Canada learn the tools to become champions for walking, cycling and transit in their communities. David is a sessional faculty member at the University of Calgary where he co-teaches a transit planning and transit oriented development course in the Urban Studies Program. David assisted in the founding and development of the Calgary Creative City Collaboration, a local non-profit organization that supports local emerging artists through the promotion and advocacy of public space and art.
David has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University in Toronto and is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.