Robert Peters' thirty-eight year urban design and development career showcases his commitment to planning excellence and innovation in a wide variety of imaginative housing and large-scale economic development projects throughout Omaha. After serving as the Director of Planning for the City of Omaha from 1997 to 2005, Peters established an Omaha-based consulting firm with specialization in project management, sustainable financing, land use planning and development. Peters has received numerous national design and development awards including the prestigious James C. Howland Urban Enrichment Award from the National League of Cities. A semi-finalist in Harvard University's Innovations in American Government program, Peters was inducted into the State of Nebraska's Housing Hall of Fame in 2003 and into the Commercial Real Estate Workshop’s Hall of Fame in 2010. His commitment to planning excellence and innovation in project financing has resulted in USA Today and Smart Growth America recognizing the City of Omaha as one of the leaders in the control of urban sprawl. Peters is a graduate of the University of Nebraska's College of Architecture and serves on the Omaha by Design Advisory Board, the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Board of Trustees and the City of Omaha's Urban Design Review Board.