Pacific Conversations: Peter Newman on Growing Cities to Meet Global Threats
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and has written 20 books and over 350 papers on sustainable cities. His book with Jeff Kenworthy ‘Cities and Automobile Dependence (1989)’ has been described as ‘one of the most influential planning books of all time’ and the follow-up book ‘Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence’ was launched in the White House in 1999. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport.
He and Ed got together to discuss the ‘Detroit Factor’ and how future cities are evolving to face emerging threats from climate change, droughts and natural disasters.