Peter Bishop

Peter Bishop is Professor of Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Peter trained in town planning at Manchester University and has spent his entire career working in London. Over 20 years he was a planning director in four different Central London Boroughs (Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham and Camden) and worked on major projects including Canary Wharf, the development of the BBC’s campus at White City and the Kings Cross development.

He was appointed as the first Director of Design for London, the Mayor’s architecture and design studio, in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed the Deputy Chief Executive at the London Development Agency. In this role he had responsibility for regeneration, land development and environmental policy and was a design advisor to The Mayor of London.

In 2011 Peter took up a directorship at Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners and from 2011-2013 was a planning consultant to Berwin Leighton Paisner. In 2011 he was commissioned by the Design Council to carry out a review of national architecture and design policy on behalf of the government. He is currently an expert advisor on The Farrell Review, a ministerial commission examining national design policy.

Peter lectures and teaches extensively, is a visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University, and is an honorary fellow of University College London and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Kingston in 2012. He has delivered keynote speeches at conferences in New York, Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris, Munich and Beijing and has advised the city of Dallas on their design competition in 2013. He has contributed to a European study on tall buildings policy (The European Tower – Pavilion d’Arsenale 2010) and his book on temporary use strategies “The Temporary City” was published by Routledge in 2012.