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Ned Wales


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I worked in the City of Oakland as statutory City Planner and later in San Francisco, with the Sassaki Urban Design Group, on large design projects such a Euro-Disney and the City of San Francisco downtown redevelopment. While studying at Cornell University, I continued my design research in master planning communities in New York City.

I moved to Los Angeles where I played a lead role in the urban design of the Sunset Boulevard Specific Plan and Santa Monica Boulevard Streetscape Master Plan. In the mid 1990's I continued my professional career with Wallace Roberts & Todd in San Diego, working on the Mission Bay Master Plan, the City of Carlsbad Master Plan and the City of Tucson Air Quality Master Plan. In the mid 1990's I was elected to public office, serving a four year term as trustee of the Petaluma Health Care District.

On returning to Australia, I accepted a teaching role at QUT in Brisbane and commenced my PhD research evaluating the success of sustainable development practices in Master Planned Communities. Later I joined Gold Coast City Council working in the Urban Design unit and then coordinating the Environmental Planning and Conservation Unit.

Education/Academic qualification

Masters in Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Cornell University

Associate Science Degree, Foothill College

Master in Public Administration, Sonoma State University

Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture, University of California at Berkeley

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Research Output 2005 2016

Beyond the boundary: Integrating public input into local Council policy making

Taylor, S. & Wales, P. 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Food in my back yard (FIMBY): Implementing urban agriculture into Australian suburbs

Wales, P. & Webb, N. 2011 Proceedings of the 4th International Urban Design Conference: Resilience in urban design. Nerang: AST Management Pty Ltd , p. 210-217 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
urban agriculture
food supply
food security
local government

Achieving sustainable designs within master planned communities

Wales, P. & Mead, E. 2005 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
sustainable development
community development
economic conditions
urban development

Barriers to sustainable suburbs

Mead, E. & Wales, P. 2005 Sustainable development and planning II. Kungolos, A. G., Brebbia, C. A. & Beriatos, E. (eds.). Southampton, UK: WIT Press, Vol. 1-2, p. 1061-1070 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sustainable development
Urban planning
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases