Evan is a planner and urban designer with more than 12 years of experience in urban design, community planning, corridor, and downtown planning in California and Arizona. He was drawn to the field of planning by his interest in walkable and bikeable communities and desire to improve quality of life in small and large communities through policy and design. Evan is certified in form-based codes by the Form-Based Code Institute (FBCI) and participated in the development of the FBCI online code library. As an Associate Planner with the City of Ventura, he created a methodology for evaluating mixed-used distribution throughout the city. As an Associate Planner at the County of San Bernardino, he worked with Accessory Dwelling Units and the update of the County’s code. Evan’s diverse background, which includes place-based studies, landscape architecture, and natural resources, has given him a unique perspective in the analysis of urban issues in visioning, conceptual development, and policy regulation. He taught urban design at the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo for 4 years and worked with the City and Regional Planning Department in the development of corridor and downtown area plans in California.