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 Naples, FL

Walloon Village, MI

Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development
by Robert J. Gibbs 

(Wiley Publishing, Dec., 2011)

Sept. 18, 2015 - Oakland U.


 Awards                                                              Books


 Eton Station, Birmingham, MI               Palm Desert, CA

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Westwood Common, Beverly, MI

Congress for the New Urbanism Savannah National Congress,

                 202 Lecture: 2018
International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Planning Panel: 2018
North Dakota Main Street Conference, Keynote Lecture: 2018
National Town Builders Association,

                National Round Table Lecture: 2017
Michigan Urban Land Institute: Keynote Lecture: 2017
Michigan Planning Association Award:

                Southfield Town Center Master Plan: 2017
Congress for the New Urbanism National Congress, Lecture: 2016
City Building Exchange Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana:

                Lectures 2014-2017
Seaside Institute: “Retail Principles for New Urban Communities and

                Mixed-Use Town Centers:” 2016

Michigan CNU Mackinaw Prize with Exceptional Merit,

                Marquette Third Street  Master Plan: 2015

Michigan Association of Planning, Walloon Village Master Plan: 2015
Georgia Planning Association Outstanding Planning Process:      

                Downtown, Kennesaw, GA LCI: 2015
CNU Charter Award, Arise, South Bend, Indiana: 2015

APA-South Carolina Outstanding Planning Project Award:

                Summerville Vision Plan: 2014
William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer: 2012
American Society of Landscape Architects - Michigan, Merit Award,

                “Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development” 2012
Robert J. Gibbs - Top 100 Urban Thinkers, Planetizen: 2009
Corps! Magazine Best of Michigan Business Award: 2009
CUI Brownie Award for Communications, Marketing & Public

                Engagement, East Fraserlands, Vancouver, BC: 2007
APA/Florida Award of Excellence, St. Lucie County Master Plan: 2006
California Home Builders Community of the Year,

                 San Elijo, California:  2006
ULI Award, The Glen Town Center: 2005
Michigan Home Builders Community of the Year, Eton Station: 2005
American Society of Landscape Architects - Michigan, Merit Award,  

                Birmingham Master Plan: 1998
National Endowment of the Arts, Harvard University

                Mayor’s Institute for City Planning: 1996
American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award,

                The Vistas of Novi Master Plan: 1995
Michigan Society of Planning Officials Honor Award,

                Oxford Township General Area Plan: 1994

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Charleston, SC

Oakland University Distinguished Alumni Award: 2015
Harvard University, GSD Continuing Education Lecturer,

                Urban Retail Principles: 1994-2018
Form-Based Code Institute Board Member: 2015-present
Educational Tour of Havana, Cuba with the Seaside Institute: 2013
NCI - National Charrette Institute Training: 2013
MI Place Placemaking Initiative: Train the Trainers Courses: 2013
University of Michigan, School of Architecture & Urban Planning

                  Visiting Lecturer: 1998-2016
University of Miami, School of Architecture Visiting Lecturer: 1995, 1996
Lawrence Institute of Technology,

                 Site Planning Junior Undergraduate Course Instructor: 1995
1996 Rutgers University, Walt Whitman School of Government: 1995
University of Maryland Visiting Lecturer: 1994

Marquette, MI

  Okemos, MI


Book Contributions

Atlantic Monthly                                   
Albuquerque Journal                             
Better Cities & Towns
Charleston Business Journal                 
Chain Store Age
Chicago Tribune                                   
Consumers Report                               
Crain’s Detroit Business                        
Detroit Free Press 
Detroit News

Governing Magazine

ICSC Research Magazine
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
New Urban News
Orange County Register
Palm Beach Daily News
Planning Magazine
Portland Oregonian
Shopping Centers Today
Urban Land Institute
Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

New Urbanism & Beyond, Edited by Tigran Hass

Sustainable Urbanism,  Edited by Douglas Farr

Smart Code Manual, SmartCode Institute

Ten Principles for Developing Traditional Town Centers