Peter is a civil and structural engineer who specialised in major bridges, advanced composite technology and now in sustainable development in cities and regions. He won the Award of Merit of IABSE and in 2009 the RAE Sir Frank Whittle medal. He joined Arup in 2004 to lead their planning and integrated urbanism team. In 2008 he was named by the Guardian Newspaper as one of 50 people that could ‘save the planet’. He was cited by Time magazine in 2008 as one of 30 global eco-heroes. In April 2011 he left Arup to set up The Ecological Sequestration Trust. He serves on UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network supporting the development of the Post 2015 Development Goals.
The UK could take the lead on regional data systems that work to address the really big issues of resilience that cities face
With more and more of the global population living in cities, Peter Head explores the practical steps necessary to ensure a sustainable future
Arup's blogger at the summit reports on rising tension over the weekend as world leaders arrive and the successful fringe events
Peter Head of Arup is blogging from the climate change conference, where he seems cautiously optimistic a deal can be struck…