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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Robert Voigt is an artist, writer and Registered Professional Planner practicing for 25 years in governmental and private sector organizations in Canada and the US. He has a well-documented record of success with projects that have broken new ground and been recognized internationally in healthy community design, urban access to nature, and community engagement.
His practice includes innovative community development, crafting policies and regulations, action-oriented plans, and projects that successfully leverage community assets, facilitate collaboration, and build organizational capacity. Specializing in healthy community design; attainable housing; placemaking strategies; community economic development, and innovative stakeholder engagement.
Robert is frequently invited as a keynote/guest speaker and to conduct workshops at international, national and provincial conferences. Robert has over 40 articles in publications such as Municipal World, Ontario Planning Journal; APA Journal and Plan Canada. He has twice been featured on CBC Radio’s Spark.
As a thought leader, Robert has developed a community of interest with his work, and his online publication at www.civicblogger.com . His explainer videos are being used in University programs, municipalities, community health organizations, and have and been translated into Spanish, German, and Polish for international use.
Robert’s work is also featured in "12 Strategies for Re-Energizing Your Community" published by Municipal World, and has also been adopted by Blue Zones for their community health-focused design work throughout the United States.
Robert is known for effectively bringing design thinking and Asset Based Community Driven approaches to planning & organizational development; problem solving methodologies founded in observation, storytelling, incremental ideation, pragmatism and creativity.