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Professor Peter W G Newman

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP)

About Professor Peter W G Newman

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He sat on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’ (2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Ke...

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He sat on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and is a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. His books include ‘Green Urbanism in Asia’ (2013), ‘Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’ (2009), ‘Green Urbanism Down Under’ (2009) and 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' with Jeff Kenworthy, which was launched in the White House in 1999. From 2001–2003 Peter directed the production of Western Australia’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. From 2004–2005 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning and transport issues. In 2006–2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville. Peter was awarded the Sidney Luker medal in 2011 by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia, and in 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth’s rail system. He was an elected Fremantle City Councillor from 1976–1980 where he still lives.

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