David Aimen, AICP/PP, is the Assistant Director for Planning and Technical Assistance. Mr. Aimen has 26 years of experience, primarily as a private sector consultant, managing and researching studies on planning and economics topics including transportation policy, market research, demand forecasting, economic and fiscal analysis, socioeconomic impact assessment, and strategic economic development.
In recent years, Mr. Aimen has provided technical advisory services for policy, planning and development projects focusing on Title VI, environmental justice, and the socioeconomic impacts of transportation. This work has been undertaken for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), metropolitan planning organizations, state transportation departments, and transit agencies. He recently served as the Principal Investigator for Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking, funded under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), which presents a toolkit of case studies, effective practices, tools and techniques, and data sources relevant to public and private sector practitioners at each stage of transportation decisionmaking.
Currently, he serves on the project management team of the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium, funded through a HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant and other leveraged and matching funds, to prepare a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development for the 13-county planning region in Northern New Jersey. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Environmental Justice in Transportation Committee. Mr. Aimen received a B.A. with degrees in Sociology and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Rutgers University.