Inside SCI-Arc


04.01.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
David Bergman: Planning in five dimensions

Friday, April 1, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

David Bergman is the principal of MR+E, a Los Angeles based consulting firm focused on economic analysis related to urban planning. He received his Bachelor of Art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his Master of Art in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Working with a broad variety of communities, Bergman has developed implementation strategies for public improvements and investments for community revitalization. Within California, he has provided services for some of the state's leading redevelopment agencies including the Centre City Redevelopment Corporation in San Diego, The Santa Ana Redevelopment Agency and projects involving the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency. Other notable projects in this area include the completion of a $150 million convention center in Hampton Virginia and work for the Toronto Economic Development Corporation in Canada.

Notable economic impact studies that Bergman has undertaken include: an analysis of tidelands operations of the San Diego Unified Port District, an analysis of economic impacts of a new NBA arena in Brooklyn, New York, and a study of the impacts of operations of The J. Paul Getty Trust. In addition to work in the US and Canada, Bergman has completed projects in Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Guatemala.

Bergman's work at SCI-Arc focuses on project implementation and urban scale issues. As the Future Initiatives (SCIFI) Program co-Coordinator—SCI-Arc's Master of Design Research in City Design, Planning and Policy—he brings over 20 years of planning and development experience, providing solid foundation in planning and project implementation.