Dr Peter Newton
21 June 2010 10:44:42
Dr Peter Newton is a Research Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at Swinburne University in Melbourne. His research is directed towards achieving a sustainability transition for cities and their residents in the 21st century , addressing innovation pathways in urban infrastructure (Transitions: Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development, Springer, 2008), in urban planning and design (Technology, Design and Process Innovation in the Built Environment, Taylor & Francis, 2009) and in understanding the determinants of individual and household consumption (Landscapes of Urban Consumption, CSIRO Publishing, 2011).Prior to joining Swinburne University in 2007 he was Chief Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) where he directed their research on sustainable built environments. He has also authored the Australian State of Environment: Human Settlements reports for 2001 and 2006.