H. Pike Oliver

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H. Pike Oliver
H. Pike Oliver


H. Pike Oliver


H. Pike Oliver


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Rosemarie
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Planned community development
Children: Blake, born 1983
Paul, born 1986
Class Year: 1965
Where did you go to 8th grade?

Belvedere/Tiburon- Del Mar School/Reed

What have you been up to since you graduated from Redwood?

I am the sole proprietor of URBANEXUS through which I consult on planned community development. Early in my career, I worked for public agencies, including the City of New York and the California State Department of Finance, and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. Beginning in 1978, I spent three decades working on master-planned communities in the US and abroad. Later on, I taught real estate development courses at Cornell University and directed the undergraduate program in urban and regional studies. From 2016 to 2020, I was a half-time lecturer for the Runstad Department at the University of Washington and chaired the department for a year. I am co-authoring a book about large-scale master-planned community development published in June 2022 -- https://www.thebigplanbook.com/. My spouse, Rosemarie, and reside in Scotts during the fall, winter and spring and travel to cooler climates during the summer.

School Story:

San Francisco State University (B.A. urban studies in 1970) and
UCLA (M.A. urban planning in 1973.)

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Best birthday wishes from Scottsdale, AZ!

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Best birthday wishes!

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Posted on: Feb 10, 2018 at 9:37 PM

Great to hear about you! I'm just a bit north of you--in Seattle.

H. Pike Oliver has left an In Memory comment for Art Chapman Social Studies.
Jul 23, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Mr. Chapman was an amazing teacher. He taught a Russian history class that I took in 1964. I recall that he predicted the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a third of a century in advance of the event. He reasoned that a combination of economic weakness and failure to integrate ethnic minorities would be primary causes.

H. Pike Oliver has left an In Memory comment for Marta Girtler.
Dec 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Many of us continue to think of Marta after nearly half a century since she left us, recalling her intelligence, wit and beauty.