David Sundell

Since the 1990s David Sundell has been applying information and communication technologies to urban planning problems. He has extensive experience with technologies including ESRI's ArcView GIS, ModelBuilder, Spatial Analyst, and ArcObjects, Microsoft Access and MySQL databases, and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, as well as scripting languages including Visual Basic, PHP and Ruby.

Prior to joining ESC in March, 2008, Mr. Sundell was a Senior Research Associate at Urbanomics of New York. At Urbanomics he worked on numerous projects for public, private and non-profit clients including the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Long Island Railroad, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and New York Landmarks Conservancy. While at Urbanomics, Mr. Sundell collaborated with the ESC on the technical development of the Performance/Tracking/Allocation System's Pervformance Report Card, a user friendly graphical user interface (GUI) application designed to help planners track and forecast change in the City of Houston's Main Street Corridor. This involved translating planning-related metrics such as goals, performance measures, benchmarks and scenarios, into Visual Basic code.

Other work has included GIS analysis, development of GIS and other data resources, and building of complex spreadsheet models for numerous planning projects. Mr. Sundell has also led efforts to improve communication of planning analyses with clients and stakeholders through the development of customized graphical user interface (GUI) applications and dynamic web sites.

At the ESC Mr. Sundell's work focuses on improving planning processes through the use of emerging technologies including web services, web applications, and real time 3D modeling engines.

He holds a Master in City Planning (MCP) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

David Sundell Senior Research Associate Environmental Simulation Center

David Sundell

Senior Research Associate Environmental Simulation Center

New York, New York, United States

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