Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. Peter has written 23 books and over 370 papers on sustainable cities and decarbonization policy. He has worked to deliver his ideas in all levels of government having been an elected councilor, seconded to advise three Premiers and on the Board of Infrastructure Australia 2008-14. He is the Co-ordinating Lead Author for the UN’s IPCC on Transport. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport. In 2018/19 he was the WA Scientist of the Year.
Title- Climate Change Futures: How does the Built Environment turn Risk into Opportunity?
Synopsis: After 10 years in IPCC my sense is that the world is turning from seeing climate change as a cost or risk into an opportunity for business, communities and local economies to create a decarbonised future. I want to set out what I see as the major opportunities for us in the built environment professions in cities and regions, especially in WA.