Head of Department of Environmental Sciences; Executive Member, Centre for Smart Green Cities, Macquarie University

Dr Peter Davies is the head of department of Environmental Sciences and an executive member of Macquarie University’s Smart Green Cities research centre. His research and practice draws on more than 20 years’ experience in state and local government and consultancy including senior management positions in the water sector, environmental agencies and local government.  He 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. In 2017 Peter led the urban ecology renewal project for the NSW Environmental Trust to develop a blue print to support greening cities.  His current scholarship and teaching focuses on urban environmental policy and planning adopting a multi-disciplinary approach linking theory to practice.

Presentation: Why environmental and ecological preservation and conservation strategies are failing. Constructing green cities - exploring opportunities and responsibilities What evidence do we need to support green city policy and practice.