THOMAS EITLER

Dean's Advisory Board

Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC 

(1987 MUEP)


Tom has a Masters in Urban & Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture and three undergraduate degrees in urban studies, political science and public administration.  Mr. Eitler is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the land economics honorary society Lambda Alpha International. Tom is the Senior Vice President of Advisory Services for the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research institute that focuses on issues of land use, real estate and urban development.

Mr. Eitler is an urban planner and land use professional with more than 20 years of experience in comprehensive planning, revitalization, historical preservation, transportation systems, infrastructure planning, and sustainable design. He is an expert on US zoning law, municipal codes, and urban design and government operations. He has prepared and conducted dozens of community engagement plans, charrettes, advisory groups, workshops and panels. Mr. Eitler has authored numerous plans, studies, strategies, articles and reports on urban planning, design, land economics, public administration and real estate development. He has directed urban planning projects in both the public and private sector in a variety of locations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Tom has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board since 2013. His son is a student at the UVA School of Architecture.