Ned Wales

Ned Wales


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society & Design

    4229 Gold Coast



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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 full time position as Lecture in Urban Plannning at QUT in Brisbane and commenced my PhD research evaluating urban planning policy in delivering sustainabel development. Later I joined Gold Coast City Council leading the Urban Design unit and then later coordinating the Environmental Planning and Biodiversity Conservation Unit.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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

External positions

Northern Regional Planing Panel, Tweed Shire Council

20 Jul 2009 → …


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