Person

Peter Newton

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Professor Peter Newton is a Research Professor in the area of sustainable built environments at Swinburne’s Centre for Urban Transitions. Here he has led ARC Discovery Projects on Sustainable Consumption as well as Green Economy Transition and AHURI and CRC SI projects on urban (greyfields) regeneration.

Professor Newton is also a Research Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, where he has researched and published on decarbonisation of housing, transport and precincts in cities. He is a research partner in the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), and since 2013 has been a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and a member of the Board of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. 

Prior to joining Swinburne, Professor Newton was Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books on cities, planning, and sustainability and in 2014 was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. 

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Survey

29 Jun 2018

Developed and administered by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ICSA), the ‘IS Tool’ is designed to be used to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure across design, construction, and operational phases. The tool can be used as part of a self- assessment as well as...

Commentary

26 Oct 2017

The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?

Journal article

25 Sep 2017

Metropolitan planning and development of Australia’s cities has been strongly influenced by what could be termed the “North American model” of low-density, car-dependent suburban development on greenfield master-planned housing estates. But this is all set to change.

Journal article

Exploring the prospect of rebound effects
30 Aug 2017

This research identified that, while solar households generate up to 40% of their total electricity consumption, they also have higher levels of electricity consumption relative to those with no PV. The research concludes that installation of solar PV (with feed-in tariff incentive) erodes up to...

Journal article

1 Aug 2017

Rapid urbanisation generates risks and opportunities for sustainable development. Urban policy and decision makers are challenged by the complexity of cities as social–ecological–technical systems. Consequently there is an increasing need for collaborative knowledge development that supports a whole-of-system view, and transformational change at multiple scales....

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