Will Roberts

I can trace my passion for active transportation and urban issues back to when I was a young skateboarder in suburban Florida. In the summers, I would spend 10 hours a day pushing my way between a handful of dispersed spots while dodging cars and busted sidewalks. Over time, I saw the city in a whole new light. I learned to analyze the form and materiality of street elements and public spaces, build mental maps of my community, and think critically about a person’s right to the city. Now as a planner, I want to share some of this perspective and help bring more exploration, play, spontaneity, and joy to how people move around in, and interact with, their community.

Biography

Will graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. After a few years of travel and conservation work, he completed a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design from the University of Sheffield. He specializes in bringing together his design and analysis skills to transform complex processes and analyses into engaging maps, graphics, and planning documents.