Mr Peter Hyland

Regional Director

Peter Hyland is one of the Asia-Pacific’s most respected urban land-use strategists.

He has led large multidisciplinary teams on projects including inner city renewal and new city developments, major port and airport master plans, and resort and shopping centre developments. Peter’s experience spans Australia, the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. He has postgraduate qualifications in urban planning and economics.

Peter is passionate about helping cities and projects achieve great economic outcomes, to underpin the development of vibrant and successful places that benefit developers, users and residents. His ability to marry economic and planning considerations has made him a trusted advisor to major Australian private and public companies and all levels of government.

Peter has led many projects to successful outcomes, including the Greater Springfield new city development in Queensland, which was recognised as the world’s best master planned community by FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, in 2010; the Urban Renewal Brisbane rejuvenation project; and a major transitoriented development in North Ryde, Sydney.

Title: Key Trends and Influences on Housing Markets in the Developed World: Roles of the Government and Private Sectors

An examination of the key current trends in the global economy and their impact on housing markets, particularly in the developed world. With affordability a growing issue in many cities some key questions will be considered. Are Governments helping or hindering affordable housing delivery and how interested is the private sector in playing a role in implementing the New Urban Agenda?

Key examples of policy actions in Australia and Asia will be considered to examine the effectiveness in terms of increasing supply whilst controlling the price of housing. A detailed assessment will be provided of the recently released Queensland Housing Strategy which redefines how the Queensland Government proposes to deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing and drive innovative housing design that responds to contemporary housing needs.