Robert is a Principal at Houseal Lavinge Associates bringing over 20 years of planning experience split between public and private sectors bringing municipal planning experience from his work at the coastal communities of Newport Beach and Dana Point, California and most recently as a contract senior planner for the city of Wildomar CA. Robert also has 15 years of private sector planning experience specializing in the implementation of geospatial technologies based in the fundamentals of Geodesign to support the informed decision process through analysis, public engagement and consensus building.

Robert specializes in the implementation of geospatial technologies in urban planning and design projects and is a frequent speaker at conferences on the value of geospatial tools and the application of Geodesign in urban planning workflows.

Robert received his Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University Pomona. Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne Associates, Robert was the Geospatial Services Business Leader at a California based planning firm where he led a team of GIS experts in the development of Geospatial tools and technologies to support urban planning and design projects. Robert lead the Geodesign Initiative at the company and was instrumental in the development of GreenScore a proprietary suite of GIS tools and analysis methodologies for measuring and evaluating the sustainability of the built environment.

Robert is well versed in advanced and current planning practices in both the public and private sectors and has an excellent understanding of the relationship between data and its importance in the informed decision making process.

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