Punter, John (V.)
PUNTER, John (V.)
Born December 15, 1945. Education: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, graduated, 1967; University of Toronto, M.A., Ph.D., 1967-74. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, photography, mountain walking.
Office—Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Wales, Cardiff, P.O. Box 906, Cardiff, CF1 3YN, Wales, United Kingdom; fax: 01222 875845. E-mail—[email protected].
Educator and author. York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, professor of urban studies, 1972-75; University of Reading, Reading, England, professor of land management and development, 1975-93; Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, professor of environmental planning, 1993-96, also head of the department of environmental planning; Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, professor of urban design, 1996—. Consultant for various groups, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris, France; Reading Borough Council, Reading, England; Comedia; Urban Cultures; Hillier Parker; David Lock Associates; and the Welsh Development Agency, Cardiff, Wales. Research Assessment Exercise Panel for Town and Country Planning, panel member, 1996, panel chair, 2001.
Royal Town Planning Institute (expert member of urban design panel), Urban Design Group and Academy, Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (founding member), Cardiff Initiative (board member), Royal Society of Architects in Wales (honorary fellow).
British Planning Education Award, 1992.
(With Matthew Carmona) The Design Dimension of Planning: Theory, Content, and Best Practice for Design Policies, E & FN Spon (New York, NY), 1997.
Design Guidelines in American Cities: A Review of Design Policies and Guidance in Five West Coast Cities, Liverpool University Press (Liverpool, England), 1999.
Contributor to the book British Planning: Fifty Years of Urban and Regional Policy, edited by B. Culling-worth, Athlone, 1999. Contributor of articles to scholarly journals, including Urban Studies, Urban Design International, Built Environment, Town Planning Review, Journal of Urban Design, and Journal ofEnvironmental Planning and Management. Member of editorial boards of Town Planning Review, Journal of Urban Design, and Urban Design International.
John Punter is a scholar of urban planning and development who has influenced modern design, planning, and management. His books, including Design Guidelines in American Cities: A Review of Design Policies and Guidance in Five West Coast Cities and The Vancouver Achievement 1970-2000: Discretionary Zoning, Planning, and Urban Design, examine urban planning practices in various cities in an attempt to illustrate examples of the most effective way to design modern cities.
In Design Guidelines in American Cities, Punter looks at the urban planning process of Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Irvine, California; and San Diego, California. Every chapter reviews a particular city's development and design, including "substantial extracts" of original planning documents, Elizabeth MacDonald noted in Journal of the American Planning Association. "This gives a clear and direct sense of the issues each city is addressing and the design policy response," MacDonald continued.
The Vancouver Achievement 1970-2000 is a case study of the urban planning of the Canadian city of Vancouver, in British Columbia. Punter traces the development of the city and attempts to explain why Vancouver is often referred to as an example of success in urban design.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Journal of the American Planning Association, winter, 2000, Elizabeth MacDonald, review of Design Guidelines in American Cities: A Review of Design Policies and Guidance in Five West Coast Cities, p. 94.
Town and Country Planning, July, 1998, John Dalafons, review of The Design Dimension of Planning: Theory, Content, and Best Practice for Design Policies, pp. 234-235.
Cardiff University Web site,http://www.cf.ac.uk/ (November 26, 2001), "John Punter."
Resource for Urban Design Information Web site,http://rudi.herts.ac.uk/ (February 7, 2000), "John Punter."
University of British Columbia Press Web site,http://www.ubcpress.ca/ (October 27, 2003).
Liverpool University Press Catalog, autumn, 1999, information about Design Guidelines in American Cities. *