Robert Davis

Founder and Developer of Seaside, Florida

Robert Davis is the Founder and Developer of Seaside, Florida, the world’s first New Urbanist community, and is a partner at Arcadia Land Company. He is an Emeritus Board Member of the Congress for New Urbanism and founder of the Seaside Institute. Mr. Davis is a recipient of the Rome Prize, Florida’s Governor’s Award and Coastal Living’s Conservation Award for Leadership. He is a principal in The Arcadia Land Company, a firm specializing in town building and land stewardship. Mr. Davis was a founding board member and chair of The Congress for the New Urbanism. He is a current board member of The Seaside Institute and is a board member emeritus of 1000 Friends of Florida. Mr. Davis has served on Florida’s Environmental Land Management Study Committee to write and update Florida’s growth management legislation and on The Governor’s Council for Sustainable Florida. A graduate of Antioch College and the Harvard Business School, Mr. Davis is also a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and of the Institute of Urban Design.