As of 2015, David manages special projects and corporate initiatives on behalf of Toronto's Chief Planner. His work in this position is grounded in a fundamental belief that we can collectively make better planning decisions through strong data and analysis. This data and analysis also serves as the basis for improving our ability to communicate as planners with the public, stakeholders, and key decision makers.
Prior to joining the City of Toronto, David provided land economics and retail development support for projects across Canada at DIALOG, an interdisciplinary planning and design firm. Building on his past experiences gained while working in Seoul as a consultant with Thomas Consultants, David secured and managed planning and design contracts at DIALOG for mixed-use projects in Korea.
David is a proud graduate of the Queen's School of Urban and Regional Planning and continues to be closely connected with their initiatives linking alumni with current students. Outside of Canada, David is involved in the revitalization of Seoul Plaza, a non-profit movement to better activate one of the city's most important public spaces. He also supports various social development projects in Tanzania through SALEA, a registered charity he established in 2008.