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Smart City expert

David Pope

Chief Executive Officer
Residence Corporation


David Pope is President/CEO of the Residence Corporation, an Oak Park-based real estate development firm and management company supporting the creation of high quality multifamily housing communities that foster diversity and support affordability. In addition, he is also the Executive Director of the Oak Park Housing Authority. Previously, Mr. Pope served from 2005 through 2013 as Mayor of Oak Park, IL. During his eight years in office, he transformed Oak Park into a national leader in: renewable power adoption; smart-grid infrastructure deployment; regional responses to housing market inefficiencies and the foreclosure crisis; and local investment in early childhood development. He served as a member of the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, and continues to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Mayors Innovation Project (a group composed of many of the most forward-thinking mayors in America).