Robert is a problem solver. With an interest in all things urban, he enjoys finding solutions to the unique challenges cities pose by way of policy, practice, and urban governance. Currently studying as an MCRP student at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community & Regional Planning in Vancouver, BC, his research interests include urban regeneration projects, planning for cities at night, and the formal/informal distinction. Before studying urban planning, he was a writer and editor at various media outlets, managed public advocacy media campaigns, and co-produced a non-profit music festival in Vancouver. He is also an avid cyclist and cookbook collector.
“Man With A Movie Camera: An Implementation of Dziga Vertov’s Manifestos” FilmMatters 3.4, (11-15). Published December 2012.
Selected Journalism Articles
“Hops Connect,” BC Craft Beer News 1.5, (14). Published March 1, 2014.
“Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice as BC Brews Liquor Reform,” Vancouver Observer. Published February 4, 2014.
“CAMRA Classes Inspire and Refresh,” BC Craft Beer News 1.2, (3). Published September 1, 2013.
“Growing Pains: Reflections on an Edible City,” Capilano Courier 46.24, (8). Published April 15, 2013.
“Growing Pains: What’s In A Pop-Up Shop?,” Capilano Courier 46.21, (8). Published March 25, 2013.
“Growing Pains: Riding the Rails of Mass Transit,” Capilano Courier 46.18, (6). Published March 4, 2013.
“Growing Pains: A Toast To Liquor Reform,” Capilano Courier 46.17, (6). Published February 25, 2013.
“Growing Pains: Culture’s Last Stand,” Capilano Courier 46.14, (8). Published January 28, 2013.
“Growing Pains: Much Ado About Housing,” Capilano Courier 46.12, (7). Published January 7, 2013.
CIP Planning Students Trust Fund Award 2017
SSHRC CGS Masters Award 2017
Go Global Award: Global Seminar Programs - University of British Columbia
Special UBC Graduate Scholarship - University of British Columbia
Explore Program - Heritage Canada