William Anderson, FAICP

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911 Barr Avenue
San Diego
United States

FAICP Statement

Bill Anderson, an Economics Research Associates partner, integrates development economics and planning. Working in 20 states and eight countries, Bill focuses on inner cities and regional planning. Bill headed up San Diego's oldest planning advocacy group and chaired San Diego's Planning Commission, helping formulate the "City of Villages" strategy. Inducted in 2006.

Professional Biography

William (Bill) Anderson, FAICP, specializes in the integration of planning, economics, and implementation.  He is a lecturer of urban economic development at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  Bill was a Principal, City Economics + Planning, at Arup, an international planning, engineering, design consultancy; national Director of City & Regional Planning at AECOM; Planning Director, Deputy Redevelopment Executive Director, and former Chair of the Planning Commission for the City of San Diego; and a Senior VP with Economics Research Associates.

From 2013-15, Bill was national President of the American Planning Association, chair of the Economic Development Division, and is currently President of the California Planning Roundtable.

Bill is a board member of the San Diego Parks Foundation, and formerly a board member of the City Heights Community Development Corporation, an affordable housing, services, and community development non-profit, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, and President of C3, the San Diego region's planning advocacy citizens group.

Bill is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College and Harvard University.


160252 | Harvard University
Graduation Date: June, 1983
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

Claremont McKenna College
Graduation Date: June, 1980
Degree Level: Undergraduate

Job History

Principal, Group Leader: City Economics + Planning
August,2019 - Present
Los Angeles, CA
United States