Roger Waldon, FAICP

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7910 Village Harbor Drive
United States

FAICP Statement

Roger Waldon personifies the link between planning theory and practice. Drawing on innovative ideas, his successes include the establishment of an Urban Services Boundary, New Urbanism developments, visualization techniques, shifts in transportation policy, and affordable housing in Chapel Hill. These concepts and principles are models to students and practicing planners everywhere. Inducted 2004.

Professional Biography

Roger Waldon is a Senior Consultant with Clarion Associates, working with cities and counties in preparing plans and ordinances. Mr. Waldon served as Chapel Hill's Planning Director for 21 years, directing the Town's comprehensive planning and growth management functions with a focus on neighborhood conservation and housing policies. He is a frequent speaker at national planning conferences, and has lectured on planning topics at Universities in Massachusetts and North Carolina. His writing includes numerous articles, and a book published by the American Planning Association, Planners and Politics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.


160255 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduation Date: June, 1972
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree

160353 | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation Date: June, 1976
Degree Level: Graduate
Planning Degree

Job History

Clarion Associates
May,2005 - Present
Chapel Hill, NC

United States

Town of Chapel Hill
Planning Director
November,1984 - May,2005
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

Triangle J Council of Governments
Director of Planning
November,1972 - November,1984
Research Triangle Park, NC
United States