Urbanist, author and real estate advisor, Bob Gibbs is considered a global authority on urban retail and has been named one of the most influential urbanists of the century. Now teaching his 30th year at the GSD, Gibbs specializes in the planning of complex urban commercial districts and new town centers. Gibbs has consulted on hundreds of projects across the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim and is credited with developing one of the New Urbanism’s 10 Great Ideas. Bob has authored dozens of books and articles including Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development and serves as the managing director of Gibbs Planning Group. Gibbs is a professional community planner and landscape architect, resides in Detroit and holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Honorary Doctorate from Oakland University.