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Robert M. Lewis, CEcD, FAICP

Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Development
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Courses Taught

Foundations of Planning; Infrastructure & Plan Implementation; Land Use Planning & Analysis; Planning & Development Studio; Planning and Real Estate Development


  • M.S., City and Regional Planning, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.S., Business Economics, Miami University

Publications and Media Placements

  1. "Economic and Community Impact of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra." SLSO. February 2020.
  2. "Economic Impact of Public Transit in Missouri and Metro St. Louis." Citizens for Modern Transit. October 2019.
  3. “A Comprehensive Plan for the City of St. Louis: 70 Years is Too Long to Wait.” St. Louis Community Builders Exchange. April 2017.
  4. “The St. Louis Regional Economy: Recession, Recovery, and Reinvention” co-authored with Ruth Sergenian in St. Louis Currents: Fifth Edition (2016) published by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
  5. “Emerging Trends Affecting Real Estate that Also Affect Economic Development” for the International Economic Development Council. May 2017.

Honors and Awards

  • Elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute of Certified Planners, 2016
  • Outstanding Lifetime Achievement In Planning award, APA, St. Louis Section, 2015

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Planners, member
  • American Planning Association, Missouri Chapter
  • International Economic Development Council, certified economic developer
  • Urban Land Institute, associate member