–Director of ARUP
Peter is a champion for developing global practice that demonstrates
that the way we invest public and private money in the built environment
could be made very much more effective if the public and private sector
adopted sustainable development principles.
He is a civil and structural engineer who has become a recognised world
leader in major bridges, advanced composite technology and now in
sustainable development in cities. He has won many awards for his work,
including the Royal Academy Silver Medal, Award of Merit of IABSE and
the Prince Philip Award for Polymers in the Service of Mankind.
He joined Arup in 2004 to create and lead their planning and integrated
urbanism team. He was appointed in 2002 by the Mayor of London as an
independent Commissioner on the London Sustainable Development
Commission and leads the planning and development sub-group of the
He is also a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Waste Management Board.
Peter is project director for the planning and development of the
Dongtan Eco-city on Chongming Island in Shanghai and other city
developments in China for the client Shanghai Industrial Investment Co
and is a sustainability advisor for the London Olympics development
project. He has recently been asked by Ken Livingstone to support the
development of a Zero Carbon housing project in Thames Gateway. Peter
has also advised the Cathedral Group’s successful bid for the Circus St
development in Brighton which is another zero carbon urban regeneration