David Dixon

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” He led planning in post-Katrina New Orleans and in recent years has led planning for Canada’s largest innovation cluster, revitalized downtowns for cities large and small, and initiated a broad reappraisal of the role of density in building more livable, resilient, and equitable communities. His impact has not gone unnoticed—he has won dozens of awards from The Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, and the International Downtown Association. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, David was honored with the Institute’s Thomas Jefferson Medal for “a lifetime of creating livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns.” David co-authored Urban Design for an Urban Century (Wiley, 2015) with Lance Brown FAIA and co-edited Suburban Remix: Creating the next generation of urban places (Island Press, 2018) with Jason Beske AICP.

Courses taught by David Dixon

A New Era of Downtown Opportunity: The Intersection of Housing and Innovation

Learn specific policy and urban design strategies for adapting downtowns to a new role: innovation communities.

65 Mins
AIA CES
AICP CM

Just Suburbs: The New Frontier for Equity and Inclusion

Poverty is being displaced from central cities to suburbs. As a response, planners should look to strategies that create mixed-income neighborhoods—a place that everyone can call home.

56 Mins
AIA CES
AICP CM

Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

The economic, demographic, and technological forces reshaping suburbs are under-reported and misunderstood. Learn how suburbs can manage change while enhancing livability, economic opportunity, and fiscal responsibility.

63 Mins
AIA CES
AICP CM

Walkable Density: Building Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Communities

A new approach to density is an essential need, with multiple public benefits, empowering communities to more effectively manage the accelerating pace of demographic, economic, environmental, social, and technological change.

60 Mins
AIA CES
AICP CM