David Rouse

David is a consultant, educator, and author with over 40 years of experience in urban and regional planning and design. From 2013 to 2019 he served as Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC, before which he was a principal at Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) in Philadelphia. David’s areas of expertise include comprehensive planning, green infrastructure, and planning for emerging technologies and other drivers of change. He has written extensively on green infrastructure, including the PAS Report Green Infrastructure: A Landscape Approach, co-authored with Ignacio Bunster-Ossa.

Courses taught by David Rouse

Green Infrastructure

This course defines green infrastructure, highlights its types and benefits, discusses monetary valuation and financing, and explores its role in addressing climate change, equity, and technological change.

56 Mins

Planning in an Era of Disruptive Change

The 21st century is a time of accelerating, disruptive change with profound implications for local communities. Unlock the planning foresight needed to navigate a rapidly changing social, economic, technological, and environmental world.

47 Mins

The 21st Century Comprehensive Plan

Uncover the emerging and valuable qualities of the 21st century comprehensive plan that can be used to define visions for the future, including robust community engagement, crosscutting themes, and an accountable implementation program.

64 Mins