St. Andrews Wins Awards


The first phase of the St. Andrews master plan in Western Australia, the coastal village Capricorn Yanchep by Capricorn Village Joint Venture, has just received the prestigious National Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) 2013 award for best overall residential development in Australia. In granting the award, the judges wrote:

New Urbanism in China

Architectural Record profiles some recent HDR | Calthorpe work in China, highlighting Yuelai Eco-City, one of 17 transit-oriented developments (TODs) that we have designed for the northern Chongqing area.

Peter gets Atlas Award


Peter Calthorpe was honored as a recipient of an Inaugural Atlas Award at the ceremony on October 7, 2012. The Atlas Awards were created to honor scientists, political leaders, authors and many others for their leadership influencing Americans towards more caring and sustainable lives that could ultimately stabilize Earth's climate. 

Rethinking China's Cities


HDR | Calthorpe is helping China re-think the way its cities grow as we enter the second decade of the 21st century. According to this article:

Trees key to cool city

The PBS NewsHour catches up with Peter Calthorpe to ask him a few questions about the relationship between cities, the urban heat island effect and climate change. He points to street trees as the simplest solution, the one that places should try first before exploring other strategies such as green and white roofs. He references the example of Portland, Oregon as a place that has used better planning, focusing land use around new rail transit systems, to achieve benefits such as reducing vehicle miles traveled per resident since the 1990s.

"Weapons of Mass Urban Destruction"

"Weapons of Mass Urban Destruction"

By Peter Calthorpe

Foreign Policy Magazine, Sept-Oct 2012

Eco-Cities Conference

Today forum

John Beutler: "Narrow streets" instead of "mega roads”

Reporter Yang Kang, intern Di Zhiwei 

A New Livable China

HDR | Calthorpe has been working extensively in China in recent years; this work is highlighted prominently in the Energy Foundation's 2011 Annual Report, including case studies in Kunming and Chongqing. The "decisions being made in Chinese city planning are on a much larger scale than elsewhere, with huge implications for energy consumption and Earth's climate."

Peter's Planning Op-Ed

Why I Won't Give Up on High-Speed Rail

Planning, 2012-03-01

American Dream 2.0

American Dream 2.0

Peter Calthorpe, 15 April 2012

California Updates the Suburbs