Lobbying since: 2016
Dan Bertolet, senior researcher at Sightline Institute, is passionate about creating cities that will thrive amidst the challenges of the 21st century. He researches, writes about, and speaks about housing and urbanism. Prior to joining Sightline, he spent ten years in urban planning working with both private and public sector clients on projects that promote sustainable community development. Dan has a (healthy) obsession with the complex interplay between housing affordability, land use regulation, and transportation, and he has published extensively on these topics. Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington. He is also what’s known as a “recovering engineer,” after earning a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and working in research for ten years.