REVOLUTIONIZING PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT, DESIGN, & MUNICIPAL ORGs

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 OPPI 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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Walking the Talk: CNU Mobile Study Tour

I an happy to say that I will be leading a Mobile Study Tour at CNU22 with my friend and mentor Dan Burden (world renown active transportation expert - who just received a well deserved honour from the White House this week: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/05/12/great-places-blog-walking-to-the-white-house/) . 


Looking forward to a great day, and wonderful discussions with those that join us.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

DIY Urbanism

Here is a great article on DIY Urbanism written by Eldon Theodore and Kevin Alexander.  Both are members of the Community Design Working Group for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. 


I am happy that they included a project I did with Krista Voigt (my creative partner, inspiration, and wife) in Fenelon Falls late in 2013.