"Downtown Shopping Districts: Best Practices"
Robert Gibbs, FASLA, AICP
Bob Gibbs is considered a global authority on the research and design of urban commercial centers and has been named one of the most influential urbanists of the past century by Planetizen and his peers. Gibbs is also an author, professional planner, landscape architect and real estate advisor. He also teaches at Harvard University, serves as the director of the Urban Retail Institute and hosts the Michigan Planning Today cable show. Robert earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor’s and Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa from Oakland University.