Roger Waldon, FAICP

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Organization / Work Phone:
(919) 824-6549

101 Market Street Suite D
Chapel Hill
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. Prior to joining Clarion in 2005, Roger served as Planning Director for the Town of Chapel Hill, NC, for two decades. He is the author of the APA-published book, Planners and Politics, has published numerous articles, and is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. A focus on public engagement and authentic participation in public initiatives has been a cornerstone of his career, along with promoting the link between planning theory and practice, drawing on and applying innovative ideas. He was inducted into the AICP College of Fellows in 2004.


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