Peter Newman has written widely on urban governance and planning. He is co-author of two books on policy and planning in European cities (Urban Planning in Europe, Routledge, 1996, and Governance of Europe's City Regions, Routledge, 2002) and on the planning challenges facing world cities in North America and Asia (Planning World Cities, Palgrave, 2nd Edition 2011 and China Architecture and Building Press, Beijing 2013). In 2006/07 he was Professeur Invité at the Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris, University of Paris XII.
Teaching contributions to MA International Planning and Sustainable Development.
His recent research has also included studies of cultural policy and tourism in major cities summarised in his book World Tourism Cities (Routledge, 2009, edited with Robert Maitland).
Current research focuses on strategic planning in major cities across the world, and on the challenges of planning and delivering major infrastructure with a particular interest in the transfer of policy lessons. Professor Newman has contributed by invitation to numerous international conferences.
His latest book - Cities as International Actors, Urban and Regional Governance Beyond the Nation State (with Tassilo Herrschel) is published by Palgrave Macmillan .