David Zani

Mr David Zani


Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 61 83


ETH Zürich
David Zani
Inst. Bau-&Infrastrukturmanagement
HIL  F 25.1
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Organisations Student / Programme Doctorate at D-BAUG
Research Field

Cost-benefit analyses for urban infrastructure projects

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

David Zani is a doctoral candidate in the Infrastructure Management Group. Together with Prof. Dr. Bryan Adey, David is working on cost-benefit analysis of urban infrastructure projects. He is also involved in teaching assistance and student project supervision. Before becoming a doctoral candidate in February 2023, David was a research assistant in the group for two years, where he worked with various public utilities to analyze their cost estimation practices. He is a certified Reference Class Forecasting practitioner.

In February 2021, David received his Master's degree from ETH Zurich in Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems. His thesis explored the possibilities of improving the implementation of bicycle infrastructure in Uster, Switzerland by considering maintenance activities on existing pipelines and roads. During his Master's studies, he worked at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, where he assisted in a Switzerland wide mobility study (MOBIS).

Prior to studying in Zurich, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering in 2016. He has completed several internships, including engineering and risk consulting, and construction contracting and management.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) as PDFDownload
Additional Information

Teaching assistant for Systems Engineering.




Zani, D., Kielhauser, C., Adey, B.T., (2023), Overcoming challenges in cost-benefit analysis of urban cycling infrastructure, 23rd Swiss Transport Research Conference, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, May 10-12.

Galleguillos-Torres Marcelo, Brouillet Constance, Molloy Joseph, Axhausen Kay, Zani David, Van Strien Maarten, Grêt-Regamey Adrienne, 2022, Do we have enough recreational spaces during pandemics? An answer based on the analysis of individual mobility patterns in Switzerland, Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 221.

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