Peter Wynne Rees

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

About

Peter obtained qualifications in Architecture and City Planning before a professional career in the public sector. As City Planning Officer for the City of London, Peter led the planning and regeneration of this world business and financial centre from 1985 to 2014. He lectures internationally; advises developers and cities around the world on urban planning and design; and makes frequent media appearances on these topics. Peter was the subject of a BBC profile on “The Culture Show” and was included in the “Debrett’s 500” list of the most inspiring and influential people in Britain. Numerous awards have recognised his achievements and, in 2015, he was appointed a CBE “for services to architecture and town planning”.

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (London 2013)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2006; Dubai 2008)

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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