As the Recovery Planning Manager for New Jersey Future, David is responsible for the overall development and administration of the organization’s program to provide direct planning assistance and implementation support to local governments working to recover from Super-storm Sandy. In that role David helps communities develop plans, for both immediate rebuilding and long-term recovery, that anticipate the impacts of climate change and respond to sea-level rise and future storm events to break cycles of repetitive loss. This work necessarily involves coordination with the wide array of public agencies (federal, state and local) and private organizations engaged in recovery efforts throughout the state
David has over 25 years of land use and environmental planning experience. He has worked as a planning consultant and held positions in local, county, and state planning agencies in New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida. David’s work includes master planning; community design; neighborhood planning; downtown redevelopment planning; economic development; natural resource protection and open space/recreation planning. He has extensive experience in project management and facilitation specializing in citizen participation, community interaction and project negotiation. He has gained considerable skill in consensus building working in a wide variety of community settings managing projects involving committees comprised of government officials, technical and professional groups as well as community residents and neighborhood associations.
In addition to being the APA-NJ Southern Area Representative David is a member of the Chapter’s Urban Design and Recovery Planning and Hazard Mitigation Committees.David Kutner, PP, AICP
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