Kevin Dwarka is a Brooklyn based urban planner specializing in sustainable development. For more than a decade, he has served public and private sector clients in the United States and Israel. Kevin provides public agencies, developers, and law firms with expert land use guidance, cutting edge economic analysis, and innovative approaches to public outreach.
Kevin has played a leading role in the regeneration of transit-oriented neighborhoods as affordable, accessible, inclusive, and economically vibrant communities. Prior to forming his own planning consultancy in downtown Brooklyn, he held senior positions at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and New York City Transit.
Kevin’s urban research has been financed by the New Israel Fund and the National Endowment of Humanities.
Kevin studied urban history at Columbia University, transportation planning at UC Berkeley, and land use law at Pace School of Law. In May 2012, he received a doctoral degree from the Federmann School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Kevin’s dissertation comparatively analyzed the use of private finance for building urban light rail systems in New Jersey and Jerusalem. The conclusions of the dissertation will be published in a forthcoming handbook on megaprojects.
Kevin is a member of the New York chapter of the Urban Land Institute and also serves on the editorial board of the TOD Line, a new publication that is devoted to transit-oriented development and produced by Pace Law School’s Land Use Law Center.