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Peter Park

Peter Park directs the planning company Peter J. Park, LLC.  He has served as planning director of two large U. S. cities over the last 16 years. In Milwaukee and Denver, his integrated approach to comprehensive planning, urban design, and development review resulted in clear visions for sustainable urban development, places of high quality design, and streamlined development permitting systems. He led the preparation of downtown plans, numerous neighborhood plans, and comprehensive zoning code updates in both cities. Peter was the 2012 Lincoln Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Peter teaches urban design studios at Harvard Graduate School of Design and also at the University of Colorado at Denver, the latter of which he was instrumental in shaping its new Master of Urban Design program. Previously, he taught urban design lectures and studios at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and coordinated the Joint Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning program. The work produced in his urban design studios has significantly influenced real world planning and development outcomes such as the Park East Freeway removal in Milwaukee and the Denver Zoning Code.