Bill Cesanek, AICP
Bill Cesanek, CDM Smith’s senior infrastructure planner, is inspired by “the conviction that I, and my many talented colleagues, can help to create a smarter and more sustainable future through better infrastructure and city planning efforts."
Bill boasts unique expertise in Green Stormwater Infrastructure planning to manage stormwater sustainably and support community renewal, as well as experience in smart city utility technology and geographic information systems. Bill’s work extends across many sectors, including water resources, infrastructure, and environmental planning and permitting, water reliability, and web development. He is also involved in several climate resilience projects being implemented in New Jersey under HUD’s Rebuild by Design program
A relentless champion for water in the planning community, Bill serves as Chair of the Water & Planning Network of the American Planning Association, where he's played a crucial role in establishing the importance of water as a central organizing element in healthy urban environments. With a steady focus on driving innovation, Bill has also developed several complex web applications, including an Early Warning System addressing surface water pollution for the Philadelphia Water Department. He is also an adjunct professor of infrastructure planning at Rutgers Graduate School of Planning.
“Regardless of the complexity of a challenge, there’s an expert here willing to take it on,” Bill says about his experience at CDM Smith. As he puts it, the best part of his workday is “having the opportunity to interact with so many talented professionals at CDM Smith, working on projects, mentoring staff, advancing professional and market strategies and thinking across disciplines.”