He is an independent consultant specialising 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 established and led the national public space advisory programme for seven years. He was seconded part-time 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 research report for Nesta in 2013, was lead author for the Heritage Lottery Fund’s State of UK Public Parks reports published in 2014 and 2016, and was invited to give evidence to the DCLG Select Committee on the Future of Public Parks in late 2016.
He is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE, serves on the Design South East and Design East Midlands Design Review Panels and is a fellow of the Landscape Institute.