Peter is a champion for developing global practice that demonstrates that the way we invest public and private money in the built environment could be made very much more effective if both sectors adopted sustainable development principles. A civil and structural engineer, he has become a recognized world leader in major bridges, advanced composite technology and now in sustainable development in cities. He joined Arup in 2004 to create/lead their planning & integrated urbanism team. He was appointed as an independent Commissioner on the London Sustainable Development Commission in 2002. In 2008 Peter was appointed as Innovation Champion for Thames Gateway. Peter is a 2008 Principal Voice on CNN and in the October issue of Time magazine, he was nominated as one of 30 global ecoheroes.