David Amborski

School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University

Toronto, Canada

David Amborski is the Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto. His teaching, research and consulting interests are in the areas where Urban Planning and Economics interface. This includes the areas of municipal finance and land policy. He has a long history of involvement with the Lincoln Institute being involved in a number of Latin American programs co-authoring a paper on Land Value Capture with Martim Smolka, a working paper on Property Tax Reform in Ontario, contributing a chapter to Lincoln’s book The University as Developer, and writing and delivering one of the modules for Lincoln’s program on Municipal Finance for young academics teaching in planning schools. In Canada he has prepared publications and policy reports on development charges (impact fees), TIF applications and land leasing. He also is a member of the advisory committee at the University of Toronto Munk Centre’s Institute for Municipal Finance and Governance. Internationally, he has undertaken work for the World Bank and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Eastern Europe (Ukraine), Latin America, China and Singapore.