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) and Owner/Principal of CITECON, an advisory LLC.  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 Past-President of the California Planning Roundtable.

Bill is a board member and Treasurer 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 oldest planning advocacy citizens group.

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


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

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

Job History

Principal, City Economics
August,2019 - April,2021
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Principal/Vice-President, Director of City Planning, Americas
May,2011 - August,2019
San Diego, CA
United States

City of San Diego/San Diego Redevelopment Agency
DCOO/Planning Director/Deputy Executive Director
May,2006 - May,2011
San Diego, CA
United States

University of California, San Diego
January,2019 - Present
Part time
San Diego, CA
United States

April,2021 - Present
San Diego, CA
United States

Economics Research Associates
Sr. Vice-President
May,1983 - May,2006
San Diego/Los Angeles/Boston, CA
United States

Harvard/MIT Joint Center for Housing Studies
Research Assistant
October,1981 - April,1983
Cambridge, MA
United States

Dun & Bradstreet
Business Analyst
September,1980 - August,1983
Monterey Park, CA
United States