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Prof Peter Rees
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
Tel: 020 3108 9572
  • Professor of Places and City Planning
  • The Bartlett School of Planning
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

As City Planning Officer for the City of London, Peter led the planning and regeneration of this world business and financial centre from 1985 to 2014.  He lectures throughout the world and makes frequent media appearances on urban planning and design topics.  Peter is a founder member and director of the British Council for Offices and received their President’s Award in 2003 for “presiding over one of the most extensive periods of redevelopment in the City’s long history”.  In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects, for his services to architecture and was the subject of a BBC profile on the “The Culture Show”.  In 2013 Peter delivered the opening presentations at the CTBUH International Conference, “Height and Heritage”, held in the City of London and at the IACIE Convention in Tel Aviv.  He received the 2013 Estates Gazette Award for the Outstanding Contribution to Property, is included in “The Debrett’s 500” list of the most inspiring and influential people in Britain today and holds Honorary Membership of the Architectural Association.

Research Summary

Four decades spent in urban planning and regeneration, ranging from the conservation of historic towns across England to the rejuvenation of the City of London.

Teaching Summary

Plenary presentations and seminar chairing at major international conferences worldwide.  Juror for the final post-graduate project review at Yale School of Architecture (2006).  Briefing/mentoring PG research students from British and overseas universities.  Bartlett MSc Urban Design & City Planning module: "Design and Real Estate". 

Academic Background
1982 BTP Bachelor of Town Planning – Town Planning Polytechnic of the South Bank
1973 B.Arch Bachelor of Architecture – Architecture University of Wales
1971 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Architecture, Building and Planning University College London
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