Senior Advisor, Resilience Practice
David Lessinger’s career has been focused on resilience and sustainability, urban planning and redevelopment. His professional interest lies at the intersection of environment, equity and economics, where the risks of a changing environment disproportionately affect the communities with the least resources to address these challenges. His work seeks to bring tangible solutions to these dynamic problems, helping cities find the resources and strategies to proactively address and adapt to an uncertain future while improving everyday programs and services.
Mr. Lessinger is a Sr. Advisor with CSRS’s Resilience Practice. Prior to this role, he served in New Orleans city Government as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Resilience Officer, where he managed the development and implementation of the City’s Resilience Strategy and the Gentilly Resilience District, the City’s program under the National Disaster Resilience Competition.