He is an independent consultant focusing in green infrastructure planning and the design, funding and management of urban parks and the public realm.
Initially trained in Manchester, Peter holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning and Ecology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a Diploma in Ecology from University College London. Formerly head of public space at CABE, Peter led the national public space advisory programme for seven years. He was seconded as a design advisor to the Olympic Delivery Authority and co-authored The Making of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, published by Wiley.
Peter wrote the Rethinking Parks report in 2013 and was lead author for the State of UK Public Parks reports published in 2014 and 2016. He has given evidence to the DCLG Select Committee on the Future of Public Parks and was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Green Spaces Commission.
He is Ambassador for the Design Council, serves on the Design South East, South West and Midlands Design Review Panels, is an expert and mentor for the High Streets Task Force and is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute.