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Peter Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Planning at Macquarie University. His research draws on on more than 20 years’ experience in state and local government and consultancy. Dr Davies has held senior management positions in a number of state agencies and councils, including Senior Manager Sustainability at the Sydney Catchment Authority and Manager Corporate Planning and Sustainability at Ku-ring-gai Council. 

Dr Davies has led and contributed to many multi-disciplinary research projects in the areas of environmental planning and sustainability, corporate planning and decision making and community participation and engagement. He completed his doctorate in 2011 while working in the local government sector. His doctoral research on urban water management in Sydney took a specific focus on the role of local government. He has previously represented local and state government on a number of advisory groups culminating in new policy direction and more sustainable industry practice. His current scholarship and teaching focuses on urban environmental policy and planning adopting a multi-disciplinary approach linking theory to practice. 

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Projects 2014 2023

Research Outputs 2005 2019

Distributed solar photovoltaics landscape in Uttar Pradesh, India: lessons for transition to decentralised rural electrification

Yadav, P., Davies, P. J. & Palit, D., Nov 2019, In : Energy Strategy Reviews. 26, p. 1-14 14 p., 100392.

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Open Access

Impacts and adaptation options for estuarine vegetation in a large city

Rogers, K., Mogensen, L. A., Davies, P., Kelleway, J., Saintilan, N. & Withycombe, G., Feb 2019, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 182, p. 1-11 11 p.

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private land

In the transition of energy systems: what lessons can be learnt from the German achievement?

Cheung, G., Davies, P. J. & Bassen, A., Sep 2019, In : Energy Policy. 132, p. 633-646 14 p.

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Energy policy
Ports and harbors
Nuclear energy

Multi-scalar energy transitions in rural households: distributed photovoltaics as a circuit breaker to the energy poverty cycle in India

Yadav, P., Malakar, Y. & Davies, P. J., Feb 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 48, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electric circuit breakers

The prospects of decentralised solar energy home systems in rural communities: user experience, determinants, and impact of free solar power on the energy poverty cycle

Yadav, P., Davies, P. J. & Sarkodie, S. A., Nov 2019, In : Energy Strategy Reviews. 26, p. 1-14 14 p., 100424.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Solar energy
Solar system
Sustainable development

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