Deborah L. Myerson, AICP is an urban planner with over twenty years of experience in housing, land use and transportation policy, community development, and urban revitalization.
In her consulting practice, Ms. Myerson frequently authors case studies, feature articles, reports, project profiles, and other publications on planning and real estate development topics. Other services include policy and program development, grant proposal writing, and publication management. She also presents frequently to professional audiences, particularly on initiatives to produce affordable and workforce housing.
As an adjunct professor at the Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Myerson teaches courses on housing policy and urban planning that engage students in real-life issues via community-based service-learning with local agencies.
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Ms. Myerson worked for the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization serving real estate developers based in Washington, DC. As a member of ULI’s land use policy group, Ms. Myerson managed research, education, outreach and advisory services projects in land use policy and real estate, including housing policy, smart growth, environmental policy, and urban development.
Previously, Ms. Myerson was director of programs at Scenic America, a national nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Washington, DC. At Scenic America, Ms. Myerson directed national programs and authored publications on scenic byways, context-sensitive highway design, and other program initiatives aimed at improving visual quality in land use and transportation.
Ms. Myerson is chair of American Planning Association’s Private Practice Division and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She is also a member of APA’s Housing and Community Development Division. She earned a Master of Regional Planning degree from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.