Deike Peters, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Practice
- Ph.D., Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
- M.A., School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
- M.Sc., Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
- Undergraduate Studies in Urban Design and Planning, TU Hamburg & TU Dortmund (Germany)
- Diploma in French Language and Cultural Studies, Sorbonne, University Paris IV (France)
- At SUA since 2013
- 2009-2013, Adjunct Assistant Professor & DFG Fellow, USC Price School
- 2008-2010, Director, DFG Noether Group on Urban Mega-Projects, TU Berlin
- 2007-2008, Senior Research Associate, OMEGA Project, FU Berlin
- 2005-2007, Post-Doctoral Fellow, TU Berlin
- 2000-2005, Lecturer (WiMi), TU Berlin
- 1998-2000, Instructor, Rutgers University
- 1995-2000, Director of Environmental Programs, ITDP, New York, NY
- Environmentally responsible and socially equitable urban planning and policy
- Land-use and development controversies, esp. over urban (infrastructure) megaprojects
- Sustainable transportation and mobility, esp. rail station (re-)design and bicycle advocacy
- Green urbanisim and environmental design
- Comparative urbanization, global(izing) cities
- Gender dimensions of transportation and mobility
- Planning theory and paedagogy
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
- Peters, D. (forthcoming 2016). “Density Wars in Silicon Beach: The Struggle to Mix New Spaces for Toil, Stay and Play in Santa Monica, CA.” In: Colomb, C. & Novy, J. (Eds.) Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City. London: Routledge
- Peters, D. (2015) “Urban Megaprojects and Reversibility: The Re-Railing of Los Angeles.” In: Grabher, G. and Thiel, J. (Eds.) Self-Induced Shocks: Megaprojects and Urban Development. Perspectives in Metropolitan Research, Vol. 1. Hamburg: Jovis.
- Loukaitou-Sideris, A., Peters, D. and Wei, W. (2015) Promoting Intermodal Connectivity at California’s High-Speed Rail Stations. Mineta Transportation Institute Report MTI 12-47. San Jose: San Jose State University. [222 pages]
- Peters, D. (2013) “Gender and Sustainable Urban Mobility.” Official Thematic Background Study for the 2013 UN Global Report on Human Settlements.
- Novy, J. and Peters, D. (2013) “Railway Megaprojects as Catalysts for the Re-Making of Post-Industrial Cities? The Case of Stuttgart 21 in Germany.” In: Del Cerro, Gerardo (Ed.) Urban Megaprojects: A World-Wide View. Emerald Press.
- Peters, D. and Novy, J. (2012) “Rail Station Mega-Projects: Overlooked Centerpieces in the Complex Puzzle of 21st Century Urban Restructuring” Built Environment, 38:1, 5-11.
- Peters, D., with Novy, J. (2012) “Train Station Area Development Mega-Projects in Europe – Towards a Typology” Built Environment, 38:1, 12-30.
- Peters, D. (2011) “‘Rail City Berlin.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. Paper # 10-2528, 60-68.
- Peters, D. (2010) “Digging Through the Heart of Reunified Berlin: Tracing the Story of the Tiergarten-Tunnel Megaproject.” European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 10:1, 93-106.
- Peters, D. (2009) “The Renaissance of Inner-City Railway Station Areas as a Key Element in Contemporary Urban Restructuring Dynamics.” Critical Planning, 15:1, 162-185.
- Garb, Y., Manon, M. & Peters, D. (2006) “Environmental Impact Assessment: Between Bureaucratic Process and Social Learning.” Handbook of Public Policy Analysis. Ed. by Fischer, F., Miller, G. & Sidney, M. London: Taylor & Francis.
- Altrock, U., Güntner, S., Huning, S. and Peters, D. (Eds.) (2006) Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the new EU Member States. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Peters, D. (2003) “Cohesion, Polycentricity, Missing Links and Bottlenecks: Conflicting Spatial Storylines for Pan-European Transport Investments.” European Planning Studies, 11:3, 317-339
Courses Taught at SUA
- Modes of Inquiry (INQUIRY 100)
- What is a City? What is Los Angeles? (LRNCLSTR 200)
- Costs and Benefits of High-Speed Rail (LRNCLSTR 200)
- Environmental Design (EMP 248)
- Sustainable California (EMP 300)
- Environmental Planning & Practice (EMP 320)
- Sustainable Cities (EMP 330)
- Cities and Environment in the Global South (EMP 335)
- Environmental Movements (EMP 340)
Selected Honors & Awards
- Alumni Board Member, GSAPP, Columbia University (2010-14)
- Scientific Advisory Board Member, UN Global Network on Human Settlements (2007-2010)
- Friedrich List Dissertation Award of the European Platform of Transport Sciences (2005)
- Dissertation Fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2002)
- Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (2000)
- Fellow, Salzburg Seminar “The Entrepreneurial City” (June 2000)