Peter CalthorpePrincipal, Calthorpe Associates

In 1983, Peter Calthorpe founded the award-winning firm of Calthorpe Associates, devoted to sustainable urban design and planning globally. In the early 1990s, he developed the concept of Transit Oriented Development described in his book The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community and the American Dream—an idea that is now the foundation of many regional policies and city plans around the world. Peter is one of the founders and the first board president of Congress of New Urbanism, and is the author of Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change. Peter was named one of 25 “Innovators on the Cutting Edge” by Newsweek magazine.

Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World): Urbanism and Global Sprawl

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