Prof Peter Newman

Peter is an environmental scientist, author and educator based in Perth, WA. He is currently a Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and is member of Infrastructure Australia. He holds a PhD degree in Chemistry and completed post doctoral studies in Environmental Science at Delft University, Netherlands.

Peter Newman is known internationally for popularizing the term ‘automobile dependence’ in the second half of the 1980s. He was closely associated with the redevelopment of Perth's rail system from 1979 to present day. A project which is now a model for moving car dependent cities towards more sustainable transport.

  • Expertise areas: Health, Productivity, Wellbeing, Biophilia, Heat effects