REVOLUTIONIZING PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT, DESIGN, & MUNICIPAL ORGs

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Serious Game of Tactical Urbanism

It is a great honour to be published again in Municipal World.  MW has been in print for 125 years (since 1891).  Here is a copy of my article "The Serious Game of Tactical Urbanism".  It provides a good overview of the subject and some excellent examples from across North America.


 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How Rural Communities Can Integrate Technology into Planning

An article in the Ontario Planning Journal featuring the integration of technology by the Clearview Township planning department (led by registered professional planner Michael Wynia). 




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - Planning Edition

Here is a fun exercise & information resource I created for planning discussions -Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Planning Edition. 


This powerpoint deck shows a series of 39 videos that all link to actor Kevin Bacon within six steps.  They also highlight key principle and techniques for planners to better engage citizens in the important work they do. 


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Urban Design is a Team Sport

Recently Adam Bienenstock and Dan Burden both took the time to discuss a variety of urban design issues with me.  This included: active transportation, the role of planning, community engagement, and access to nature amongst other things. 

As shown in the videos below, these two internationally respected experts spoke to the importance of working in collaboration when dealing with urban design challenges.



Adam Bienenstock on Colaborative Design from Robert Voigt on Vimeo.



Dan Burden on Collaboration for OPPI from Robert Voigt on Vimeo.