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Peter Calthorpe

Architect, Urban Designer & Urban Planner; Author of "Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change"

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Peter Calthorpe Biography

Peter Calthorpe’s long and honored 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.

In 1983, Peter Calthorpe founded the award-winning firm of Calthorpe Associates devoted to sustainable urban design and planning globally. Throughout his career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has been a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, community planning, and regional design. For his contribution in redefining the models of urban and suburban growth, Calthorpe was awarded ULI’s prestigious 'J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development' in 2006. He is one of the founders and the first board president of Congress of New Urbanism. Metropolis Magazine claims: “The titles of Peter Calthorpe’s books define the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations”.

In 1986 he, along with Sim Van der Ryn, published Sustainable Communities, a book that inspired several generations of new thinking in environmental design and helped launch ‘sustainability’ as a defining goal of many ecological efforts. In the early 90’s he developed the concept of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) highlighted in The Next American Metropolis, an idea that is now the foundation of many regional policies and city plans around the world. In 2001 he published The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl with Bill Fulton, explaining how regional-scale planning can integrate urban revitalization and suburban renewal into a coherent vision of metropolitan growth. His seminal plans for Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and post-hurricane Southern Louisiana demonstrated a more interactive approach to environmental design at the Metropolitan scale. 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 he led a groundbreaking state-wide urban design effort, Vision California, to inform the implementation of the state’s Climate Change legislation.

After studying at Yale’s Graduate School of Architecture, he joined the Farallones Institute as Director of Design. Beginning private practice in 1978, with the firm of Van der Ryn, Calthorpe and Partners, his work ranged from large community plans to energy efficient residential and commercial buildings. His architecture, planning, and research from this period established his leadership in passive solar design, producing three National HUD awards.

Since forming Calthorpe Associates in 1983, his work expanded to include major projects in urban, new town, and suburban settings within the United States and abroad. Internationally his work in Europe, Asia and the Middle East has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe. His current work throughout China is focused on developing standards and examples of Low Carbon Cities in Beijing, Chongqing, Kunming, Zhuhai and other major cities. Through design, innovation, publications, and realized projects, Peter Calthorpe’s 30 year practice has helped solidify a global trend towards the key principles of New Urbanism: that successful places – whether neighborhoods, towns, urban districts or metropolitan regions – must be diverse in uses and users, must be scaled to the pedestrian and human interaction, and must be environmentally sustainable.

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

The Regional City

The Regional City

The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

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    Speaking fees for Peter Calthorpe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Peter Calthorpe are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Peter Calthorpe, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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    Peter Calthorpe is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Architecture, Art, Climate Change, Culture, Earth Day, Environment, Environmental Policy, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
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    Peter Calthorpe generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Peter Calthorpe’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Peter Calthorpe for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Calthorpe for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Peter Calthorpe or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Architect, Urban Designer & Urban Planner; Author of "Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change"

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Peter Calthorpe Biography

Peter Calthorpe’s long and honored 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.

In 1983, Peter Calthorpe founded the award-winning firm of Calthorpe Associates devoted to sustainable urban design and planning globally. Throughout his career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has been a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, community planning, and regional design. For his contribution in redefining the models of urban and suburban growth, Calthorpe was awarded ULI’s prestigious 'J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development' in 2006. He is one of the founders and the first board president of Congress of New Urbanism. Metropolis Magazine claims: “The titles of Peter Calthorpe’s books define the recent history of urban design in its most vital and prescient manifestations”.

In 1986 he, along with Sim Van der Ryn, published Sustainable Communities, a book that inspired several generations of new thinking in environmental design and helped launch ‘sustainability’ as a defining goal of many ecological efforts. In the early 90’s he developed the concept of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) highlighted in The Next American Metropolis, an idea that is now the foundation of many regional policies and city plans around the world. In 2001 he published The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl with Bill Fulton, explaining how regional-scale planning can integrate urban revitalization and suburban renewal into a coherent vision of metropolitan growth. His seminal plans for Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, and post-hurricane Southern Louisiana demonstrated a more interactive approach to environmental design at the Metropolitan scale. 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 he led a groundbreaking state-wide urban design effort, Vision California, to inform the implementation of the state’s Climate Change legislation.

After studying at Yale’s Graduate School of Architecture, he joined the Farallones Institute as Director of Design. Beginning private practice in 1978, with the firm of Van der Ryn, Calthorpe and Partners, his work ranged from large community plans to energy efficient residential and commercial buildings. His architecture, planning, and research from this period established his leadership in passive solar design, producing three National HUD awards.

Since forming Calthorpe Associates in 1983, his work expanded to include major projects in urban, new town, and suburban settings within the United States and abroad. Internationally his work in Europe, Asia and the Middle East has demonstrated that community design with a focus on environmental sustainability and human scale can be adapted throughout the globe. His current work throughout China is focused on developing standards and examples of Low Carbon Cities in Beijing, Chongqing, Kunming, Zhuhai and other major cities. Through design, innovation, publications, and realized projects, Peter Calthorpe’s 30 year practice has helped solidify a global trend towards the key principles of New Urbanism: that successful places – whether neighborhoods, towns, urban districts or metropolitan regions – must be diverse in uses and users, must be scaled to the pedestrian and human interaction, and must be environmentally sustainable.

Peter Calthorpe Videos

  • Universal Solutions for Cities Everywhere | Peter Calthorpe
    Peter Calthorpe outlines the universal principles of urban design best practices.From the Long Now Seminar, “Urban Planet: Ecology, ...
  • Can one street solve Silicon Valley's housing and transportation
    Considered the founding father of New Urbanism, Peter Calthorpe is legendary in planning and design circles for his pioneering approaches to...
  • Emerald Cities: China Sustainable Urban Design
    Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates discusses Emerald Cities: Planning for Smart and Green China, a book published by top experts from ...

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  • How do I book Peter Calthorpe to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Peter Calthorpe for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Peter Calthorpe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Peter Calthorpe or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Peter Calthorpe

    Speaking fees for Peter Calthorpe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Peter Calthorpe are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Peter Calthorpe, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Peter Calthorpe speak about?

    Peter Calthorpe is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Architecture, Art, Climate Change, Culture, Earth Day, Environment, Environmental Policy, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Peter Calthorpe travel from?

    Peter Calthorpe generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Peter Calthorpe’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Peter Calthorpe for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Calthorpe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Peter Calthorpe or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Peter Calthorpe is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Calthorpe for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Peter Calthorpe generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeff Speck, Carlo Ratti, Majora Carter, Douglas Farr and Adam Greenfield. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Calthorpe for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter Calthorpe Speaker Videos

  • Universal Solutions for Cities Everywhere | Peter Calthorpe
    Peter Calthorpe outlines the universal principles of urban design best practices.From the Long Now Seminar, “Urban Planet: Ecology, ...
    Can one street solve Silicon Valley's housing and transportation
    Considered the founding father of New Urbanism, Peter Calthorpe is legendary in planning and design circles for his pioneering approaches to revitalization, place-making and sustainable urban design....
  • Emerald Cities: China Sustainable Urban Design
    Peter Calthorpe of Calthorpe Associates discusses Emerald Cities: Planning for Smart and Green China, a book published by top experts from ...
    New Perspectives on Climate Change - Peter Calthorpe
    CNU Climate Summit: New Perspectives on Climate Change - Peter Calthorpe Co-sponsored by the Island Press Urban Resilience Project ...
  • Architect Peter Calthorpe on Sustainable Cities
    Peter Calthorpe of Peter Calthorpe Associates says, "cities in general are really the vessel of the future of mankind." Listen to what else he has ...
    7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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