David Levy, AICP is an architect turned city planner with more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. As Director of Urban Design and Plan Review at the National Capital Planning Commission, he directed the plan review and design consultation practice for major national memorials and museums, national parks, and public space projects in Washington, DC. He has significant experience applying the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act to federal projects, and a sophisticated understanding of the politics behind the projects that receive approval in Washington, DC.
While at the District of Columbia Executive Office of the Mayor, he implemented innovative sustainability pilot projects including tactical urbanism projects in parks and other public spaces. As a private consultant, he has developed strategies to obtain project approvals, helped clients build support for their projects, designed and facilitated public meetings, workshops, and events.
Past private sector work includes the Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Feasibility Study, where he designed the project’s approval path for 22 federal, state, and local agencies; and the DC Climathon at GWU, where he and his team designed, planned, and facilitated a 24-hour eco-entrepreneurship event. Other projects include strategic planning initiatives for the Golden Triangle and a Rosslyn transportation survey and tactical urbanism workshop for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District.
Livable City Group’s current work is focused on public space improvement projects and neighborhood-wide transportation initiatives for Business Improvement Districts, ANCs, and other community groups — including the Mount Vernon Triangle Neighborhood Transportation Plan, Water Street Trailhead and Staircase, and the Georgetown Enhanced Access to Metrorail Study.