Dr. Kevin Dwarka is a land use and economic consultant specializing in urban revitalization. Broadly trained in both land use law and urban economics, Kevin helps localities throughout the metropolitan New York Area unlock the economic value of their train stations, enhance the fiscal performance of their main streets, build vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods, finance sustainable infrastructure and implement affordable housing policies.
Kevin’s practice offers clients an unusually comprehensive scope of consulting services including market analysis, neighborhood planning, zoning revisions, real estate financial modelling, infrastructure financing, fiscal impact analysis, and environmental impact assessment.
Kevin currently teaches land use law at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. He has also taught urban economic development at the City University of New York and Israeli Politics at Yeshiva University. His dissertation at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, examined the use of global capital and public private partnerships for financing light rail projects in Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Kevin is admitted to practice before the New York State Bar and serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Housing and Urban Development Committee. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at Pace Land Use Law Center and on the board of the New York chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism.
Prior to launching his own consultancy in 2007, he held senior positions at the MTA, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, and the Israel Union for Environmental Defense.
He received his BA from Columbia University, JD from Pace Law School, MCP from UC Berkeley, and PhD from Hebrew University.