Mike Janusek – Associate

Mike brings technical knowledge of land use, proven research abilities, and a strong desire to create healthy, vibrant communities to the team.  He plays a role in clarifying, streamlining, and modernizing policy documents and development codes in urban, suburban, and rural communities with an emphasis on economic resiliency, sustainability, and access to open space.  Prior to joining Teska, Mike gained practical internship experience in both Los Angeles and Chicago on a range of urban planning topics including regional transportation, land use regulation, affordable housing, economic development, and environmental justice.  He is at his best when applying his multidisciplinary background to complex urban planning problems.

Mike holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he concentrated on land use planning and real estate development.  His master’s capstone focused on building consensus around urban park improvements in Los Angeles.  Mike also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago, where he worked as a research fellow at the Center for Urban Research and Learning.

Mike joined Teska in August 2016.  He is a member of the American Planning Association and is currently pursuing his AICP certification.