Economics - David Eberle

Let’s crunch the numbers. Does smart growth make economic sense?

Wednesday, May 1 at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

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U of I Legacy Pointe Conference Room, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, Boise. Free off-street parking is available in the Idaho Water Center and Ada County Courthouse garages. More information and links maps can be found here.


About our Speaker:

David Eberle
Dr. David Eberle

We continue our 2019 Citizens Planning Academy series with a deep dive into the economics of growth with Dr. David Eberle and a session titled “Let’s crunch the numbers. Does smart growth make economic sense?”

Dr. David Eberle, a native of Boise, Idaho, has made a career in public policy and financial analysis for communities, agencies, and companies.

Dr. Eberle began his professional career in the Treasure Valley in 1978 as a staff economist with Idaho Power. In 1983 Dr. Eberle left Idaho Power Company to reinstate The College of Idaho economics department. Over the next ten years Dr. Eberle taught full time at Boise State University and was vice president and board member of a real estate development and hotel management company.  In December of 1995, Dr. Eberle completed his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Nebraska and shortly after began his consulting firm. The firm provided economic services to cities, land developers and companies.  In 2010, Dr. Eberle left economic consulting to run the Environmental Finance Center for Boise State University. The EFC worked with small communities on their managerial and finance capacity. Dr. Eberle’s work has taken him before the Idaho State Legislature, court-rooms and regulatory agencies as an expert representing his clients.

His financial consulting with municipal governments, his tenure on City Council, Urban Renewal District, and Community Infrastructure District has built a broad foundation in helping cities with budgeting, capital improvement plans, land use planning and financial strategies


The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho’s College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Learn more about the Citizens Planning Academy here.

RSVP office@idahosmartgrowth.org. Learn more about the series here or view past session videos on our YouTube channel.