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Jason Beske

Stantec's Urban Places
Senior Urban Designer
Reston, VA
Jason is a Senior Urban Designer and Planner in Stantec’s Urban Places Arlington office. He has a broad range of urban planning experience and has led initiatives that range from large-scale comprehensive planning and civic engagement projects to site plan and special exception review in both the public and private sectors. Jason’s extensive experience in local government site plan review – primarily in Arlington County – as well as his private sector experience with private land use law, bring familiarity with the development review process, local government policies and zoning, and stakeholder perspectives.
Jason serves as Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus and his recent publication "Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places" (Island Press - February 2018), with co-editor David Dixon, examines the rise of walkable urbanism in the new suburban era. Community engagement, placemaking, and social equity are the core of his planning and urban design practice and instruction.

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