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William (Bill) Anderson

William Anderson

Bill’s focus is the integration of comprehensive planning, land use policy, 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 at Arup; Principal/VP and Director of City Planning 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, he 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. Bill is a Vice-Chair of ULI's Urban Revitalization Council, the leadership team of ULI's Curtis Infrastructure Forum, and a member of Lambda Alpha International. Bill received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and master’s in City & Regional Planning from Harvard University.
  • Claremont McKenna College, B.A. Economics + Political Science
  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Masters in City & Regional Planning