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director , urban planner

Robert James Landry, American urban planner, director.


Landry, Robert James was born on August 2, 1950 in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States. Son of August and Avy Landry.


Bachelor in Public Administration, University Mississippi, 1972. Master in Urban and Regional Planning, University Mississippi, 1974.


With, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, 1974-1979;director planning and community development, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, Gulfport, 1978-1979;director economics development, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, Gulfport, 1982-1985, 89-;assistant professor, director community planning, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1979-1982;executive director point cadet development corporation, Biloxi (Mississippi) Waterfront Project, 1985-1989. Technical advisor Louisiana-Mississippi and Alabama Rapid Rail Transit Commission, since 1982. Member board advisors Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, since 1984.

Associate consultant Waterfront Center, Washington, since 1987, and numerous others.


Participant Hattiesburg Leadership Retreat, 1980-1981. Member Governor's Task Force on Community Development, Mississippi, 1982-1984. Chairman Mayor's Task Force on Annexation, Hattiesburg, 1982.

Commissioner district 1 Harrison County (Mississippi) Planning Commission, 1985-1989. Member American Planning Association (representative at large 1977-1979, vice president Mississippi chapter 1979-1981, president 1981-1983), Les Pierrots Carnival Association, Fleur De Lis Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, boat building and designing, Cajun and gourmet cooking, graphic arts.


Married Sarah Lucy Schwan, January 29, 1972. Children: Julia Claire, Lucy Ellen.

August Landry

Avy Landry

Sarah Lucy Schwan

Julia Claire Landry

Lucy Ellen Landry