Peter Wynne Rees

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

About

As City Planning Officer for the City of London, Peter led the planning and regeneration of this world business and financial center from 1985 to 2014. He lectures throughout the world and makes frequent media appearances on urban planning and design topics. Peter is a founder member and director 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”. 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 “The Culture Show”.

In 2013 Peter delivered the opening presentations at the CTBUH International Conference, “Height and Heritage”, held in the City of London and at the IACIE Convention in Tel Aviv. He received the 2013 Estates Gazette Award for…

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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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