Jason Beske is Senior Urban Planner at the National Capital Planning Commission, where he works on a number of federal initiatives related to parks, memorials and museums in Washington, DC. and its environs. He was formally principal planner and urban designer for Arlington, VA. He has focused his planning career on restoring suburban communities into vital pedestrian places through site planning and urban design solutions. As Past Chair of the American Planning Association’s Urban Design & Preservation Division, he has promoted the education of planners and allied professionals in the principles of urban design and its integration with urban planning. Jason holds bachelor’s (with honor’s & distinction) and master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University.