Peter Newman

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. Newman has served on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and as a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report. In 2011, Newman was awarded the Sidney Luker medal by the Planning Institute of Australia (NSW) for his contribution to the science and practice of town planning in Australia, and in 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth's rail system. He is the author of numerous books including People Cities and The End of Automobile Dependence

Transport Beyond Oil

Transport Beyond Oil

Policy Choices for a Multimodal Future

Seventy percent of the oil America uses each year goes to transportation. That means that the national oil addiction and all its consequences, from climate change to disastrous spills to dependence on foreign markets, can be greatly reduced by...

Green Urbanism Down Under

Green Urbanism Down Under

Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia

In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley sets out to answer a simple question: what can Americans learn from Australians about “greening” city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the current state of “sustainability practice” in...

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Principles and Practices

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, often coming from other continents, and...