David Urban, P.E.
DAVID URBAN is a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in wetland and stream restoration. As a nationally recognized expert in mitigation banking, he’s also a past President of the Ecological Restoration Business Association and a former permit officer at the Chicago District of the Corps. As of 9/30/2020, David has been directly involved in the restoration of 44,203 acres of wetland and 188 miles of stream in 14 USACE Districts across 12 States.
Early in his career, David was involved in the design of multiple water resource projects including reservoirs, spillways, storm sewers and flood control management. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy for 5 years.
Q&A with David Urban
What does your role at EIP entail?
I am directly responsible for the entitlement, construction and delivery of credits as part of EIP implementation strategy. My day-to-day responsibilities include management of a team that partners with local teams on the ground to develop restoration projects — from design, to permitting, construction, and then maintenance and monitoring.
What excites you about EIP’s impact in the world?
It’s exciting that EIP is able to bridge the environmental and the economic world, bringing solutions to both by conducting restoration and providing a vehicle for environmental outcomes to be understood in financial terms.