Robert has already won many awards for innovation and excellence in the planning field. He is credited with helping the City of Langford, B.C. make its mark in the areas of downtown revitalization, affordable housing, trail planning, and greenways. He is also noted for his award-winning work on Interface Fire Hazard, designed to address the risk of fires in B.C. communities, and on translating LEED Green Building requirement to a Canadian context. He has published and presented numerous papers, mentored planning students, and conducted research in the area of understanding urban and rural sprawl. He is in demand as a speaker on his areas of expertise and helped develop the Municipal Administration Training Institute’s training program outlining the planning profession for local government officials. As an active member of the Planning Institute of B.C., he chaired the conference committee for the Institute’s 2005 conference in Victoria. Rob has been nominated for high achievement in professional practice, teaching, research, and community service.