Odland, President of Robert Odland Consulting, has a
background in planning and law. He has been providing
planning and plan implementation services for more than
25 years. His approach is to assist clients in clearly
defining their needs and expectations. Often this means
going beyond superficial solutions to identify fundamental
problems and issues.
Since 1997, when Bob Odland returned from two years
in Russia and reestablished the firm, Robert Odland
Consulting and its employees have participated in a
number of planning, environmental resource management,
and regulatory and growth systems projects.
Planning for Sustainability (view
Odland Consulting possesses the skills necessary for
dealing with the diverse issues of sustainability.
We combine a broad body of professional knowledge,
an ability to synthesize input from varied disciplines,
and an ability to deal with the transition between
vision and reality. Our approach to planning for sustainability
focuses on developing a framework for sustainability
and sustainable development, a methodology for applying
sustainability principles, and an effective implementation
Resource Management (view
Robert Odland Consulting takes a multi-disciplinary,
systems approach to land use and environmental planning
and resource management. Our scientific, planning, and
legal background enables an understanding of the progression
from science and public policy to management systems.
In addition to land use and environmental issues, we
have a background in renewable energy, energy conservation,
and energy planning.
and Growth Systems (view
Robert Odland Consulting has extensive
experience in working with urban designers and architects
to translate design concepts into regulatory formats.
We have experience in developing regulations that encourage
mixed uses, infill development, and transit- and pedestrian-friendly
communities. Our special interest is in integrating
housing, mobility, energy, and resource issues into
regulations for livable cities.