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  • 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 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.

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

Taylor, S. & Wales, P., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

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.

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    Achieving sustainable designs within master planned communities

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

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  • 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.

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  • Activities

    • 2 Consultancy
    • 2 Committees, Boards and Panelists
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Tweed Rural Land Strategy

    Peter Wales (Consultant)


    Activity: Consultancy

    Northern Rivers Regional Planning Panel (External organisation)

    Ned Wales (Member)

    2009 → …

    Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

    Green Building Council - Queensland Chapter

    Ned Wales (Advisor)


    Activity: Consultancy

    Program Advisory Committee for the 2020 National Sustainability Conference (External organisation)

    Ned Wales (Chair)

    27 Apr 202028 Apr 2020

    Activity: MembershipCommittees, Boards and Panelists

    Cross Border Climate Change Challenges

    Ned Wales (Speaker)

    29 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Climate action

    Peter Wales


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment