Peter Calthorpe

Principal Architect, Peter Calthorpe Associates

As the Principal at Calthorpe Associates, Peter Calthorpe’s practice has helped solidify a global trend towards the key principles of New Urbanism. His career in urban design, planning, and architecture began in 1976, combining his experience in each discipline to develop new approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning. Calthorpe has taken that experience to the page with his latest book, Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, documents his work relating patterns of development to energy and carbon emissions, along with other environmental, social and economic impacts. 

Recently Calthorpe led a groundbreaking state-wide urban design effort, Vision California, to inform the implementation of the state’s Climate Change legislation. 



Future Cities

September 22, 2016
As the world’s population increasingly moves into cities, what is the future of urban life? How can we build in the ability to weather a changing…

Saltworks and Beyond

October 18, 2011
The debate over Saltworks, a proposal to build 12,000 homes on former salt ponds in Redwood City, is a harbinger of coming development fights in the…