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robert voigt
Works at Cambium
Attended University of British Columbia
Lives in Collingwood ONT
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What's Old is New Again - Progressive Planning Approach
There have been many influences on my work over the years.  I had the benefit of one of my first positions in a planning department working for Larry Beasley in the Major Developments Group of Central Area Planning for the City of Vancouver.  Since those ea...
There have been many influences on my work over the years. I had the benefit of one of my first positions in a planning department working for Larry Beasley in the Major Developments Group of Central Area Planning for the Ci...
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Drone's Eye View - American Planning Association
Here is an article that was recently published in the journal of the American Planning Association.  I was asked to participate to describe my use of drones in my professional planning practice.  Drone's Eye View - American Planning Association article
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Town Hall Metings Aren't the Only Option
Here is a video of the recent Idea Bombing event we held in Pentanguishene.  This format brings together food, music, hands-on activities and fun so that citizens are more engaged and open to discussion. My presentation ranged from Strong Towns perspectives...
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Idea Bombing International - Austrailia to Ontario
Last year I was able to bring John O'Callaghan of Idea Bombing Sydney, to the Ontario Professional Planners Institute's Symposium as a virtual special guest speaker.  He has done some great work in Australia, and it was a pleasure to feature this with my fe...
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CBC Spark - When Urban Planners and Guerrilla Urbanists Get Together
I recently had the pleasure of being on CBC's show SPARK.  The discussion covered the growing process of guerilla, or tactical urbanism and how people are using it to improve their communities. The challenge is for professional planners who need to find the...
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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).  OPJ Technology Article featuring Clearview Township
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12 Strategies for Re-Energizing Your Community
Recently Municipal World published an excellent book for people working on community building and revitalization, 12 Strategies .  This book features a carefully-selected collection of strategies, case studies
and best practices.  Each section was written ...
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The Walkability Factor
Here is an article that I was asked to participate in from the Toronto Sun.  It speaks to the "walkability factor" in the preferences of condo purchases.  Toronot Sun Artcle on Walkability
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Featuring the work of John O'cal of Idea Bombing Sydney
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Recent radio interview I had the pleasure of participating in. 
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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 f...
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Gathering of chief planners from the Toronto region highlights a profession out of touch with the communities it serves.
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Urban Planner, Artist, Blogger
Introduction
Urban Planner, artist, blogger. Specializing in community engagement, urban design, active transportation, organizational development, blogging and site planning.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    MA- Planning, 2000
  • University of Waterloo
    BES - Honours Urban an Regional Planning, 1995
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Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Urban Planner (MCIP, RPP), Artist, Blogger.
Employment
  • Cambium
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - present
  • Town of Collingwood
    Manager, Planning and Infrastructure Projects, 2008 - 2013
  • City of Oak Harbor
    Senior Planner, 2002 - 2008
  • Town of Snowmass Village
    Senior Planner, 2000 - 2002
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay
    Planner, 2005 - 2006
  • City of Vancouver
    Planning Analyst, 1998 - 2000
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Currently
Collingwood ONT
Previously
Germany - whidbey island, wa - Vancouver, Bc - Snowmass Village, CO - Nelson, BC