Peter Cookson Smith
Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, planner and urban designer. He has been resident in Hong Kong since 1977 when he founded Urbis Limited one of the first planning, environmental, and landscape consultancies in the Territory. The firm has since undertaken over 2000 projects in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific area, and won more than 100 local and international awards. He was managing director of Urbis Limited until 1993 and has remained as a director of the firm since then. Prior to this he was an architect and planner for several UK consultancies based in London, directing numerous planning and urban design projects in the United Kingdom, North Africa and the Middle East.
He writes regularly on the subject of urban design, and is the author of ‘The Urban Design of Impermanence’ on Hong Kong. He is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, a Visiting Lecturer at the Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management (CUPEM), a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Asian Studies, and a Lecturer at the Architectural Society of China Continuing Education Programme Postgraduate Course.