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Peter Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning at Macquarie University. His research draws on on more than 20 years’ experience in state and local government and consultancy. Dr Davies has held senior management positions in a number of state agencies and councils, including Senior Manager Sustainability at the Sydney Catchment Authority and Manager Corporate Planning and Sustainability at Ku-ring-gai Council. 

Dr Davies has led and contributed to many multi-disciplinary research projects in the areas of environmental planning and sustainability, corporate planning and decision making and community participation and engagement. He completed his doctorate in 2011 while working in the local government sector. His doctoral research on urban water management in Sydney took a specific focus on the role of local government. He has previously represented local and state government on a number of advisory groups culminating in new policy direction and more sustainable industry practice. His current scholarship and teaching focuses on urban environmental policy and planning adopting a multi-disciplinary approach linking theory to practice. 

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Planning for cooler cities: a plan quality evaluation for Urban Heat Island consideration

Elgendawy, A., Davies, P. & Chang, H. C., 3 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 22, 4, p. 531-553 23 p.

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  • Building consensus through the application of a decision support tool for land managers

    Scott, J., Williams, G. & Davies, P., 2008, In : Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 15, 3, p. 180-188 9 p.

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