Keynote Speaker Robert Gibbs

Robert J Gibbs Color Cropped JPGRobert Gibbs is a Professional Landscape Architect in Michigan and North Carolina and earned an MLA from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. Gibbs founded Gibbs Planning Group in 1988 with prior experience at JJR/Smith and Taubman Centers.

Gibbs has published numerous articles and is author of Principles for Urban Retail Planning & Development and the Smart Code Growth Manual – Retail Module. He co-authored Sustainable Urbanism, The New Urbanism and Beyond, The Language of Towns & Cities and New Urbanism Best Practices. Gibbs has been profiled in Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

In 2012, Gibbs was honored by the Clinton Presidential Library for his life’s contributions in urban planning and development. Gibbs has served as a National Endowment of the Arts, Harvard University Mayor’s Institute Faculty; a Visiting Distinguished Lecturer, Royal Society of Planners, Dublin, Ireland, and a Distinguished Lecturer, Rutgers University, Walt Whitman School of Government and by the City of Auckland, New Zealand.