Peter Newman


Peter Newman AO is the professor of sustainability at Curtin University and director of CUSP, which has 80 PhD students examining sustainability policy.

Over forty years he has written fifteen books and 280 refereed papers, and helped establish academic and policy thinking about sustainable cities. He has also been an activist and worked in government at local, state and national level as well as being on a number of international bodies including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

In 2014 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to education and the community on urban design and sustainable transport.


Power to grow

GR OnlineTHE PILBARA, THE mighty, resource rich, economic powerhouse in Australia’s far north-west, is breathtakingly vast and ecologically unique. It has been subject to gargantuan economic growth and investment to satisfy the global demand for iron ore. This has happened...

The rise of a sustainable city

EssayPERTH IS NOT high in the national consciousness, although its growth has sparked some interest. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics projections about its population growth are remarkable – three million by the early 2020s, passing Brisbane later that...

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