Peter Wynne Rees

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award

University College London, Professor of Places and City Planning | London, United Kingdom

About

Peter Wynne Rees, CBE, led the planning and regeneration of the world business and financial center as City Planning Officer for the City of London, from 1985 to 2014. He is a founding member and director (1990-2022) of the British Council for Offices and received their President’s Award in 2003 for “presiding over one of the most extensive periods of redevelopment in the City’s long history”. He has lectured internationally, advised developers and cities around the world on urban planning and design and made frequent media appearances on these topics. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects for his services to architecture and was the subject of a BBC profile on “The Culture Show”. Rees received the 2013 Estates Gazette Award for the Outstanding Contribution to Property and was included in the “Debrett’s 500” list of the most…

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CTBUH Roles

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2006; Dubai 2008)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (London 2013)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (London 2013)

Videos

06 May 2020

Adapting Urban Density in the Age of Pandemics

As the world contends with the rippling effects of COVID-19, key questions have arisen around the responsiveness of dense cities with respect to the current...

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Research

11 June 2013

The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper

Viewpoints: The London Conference

European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed...

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Research

03 March 2008

It’s Not What You Build, But the Place Where You Build It: Urban Sustainability in London

Peter Rees, City of London Corporation

This paper argues that a wise property developer who wishes to avoid leaving a clumsy trail of carbon footprints across the planet will therefore choose...

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