Bob Meyer has long been the Head of Planning at our Sydney office and in 2017 was given the honorary title of Cox Architecture Fellow, for his contribution to the practice since 2001. He was the recipient of the Sidney Luker Memorial Medal in 2003, awarded biannually for contributions to the science and practice of town and regional planning. He gave the Sidney Luker Memorial Lecture, “Fifty Years of Sydney’s Planning” in 2005, and in 2006 was made a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.
From 1969 to 1989 he worked for the State Government and was Planning and Development Director of the Macarthur Development Board. As head of the policy branch, he was responsible for the urban development program and for the 1988 Metropolitan Strategy for when Sydney’s population reached 4.5million, then expected in 2011.
In private practice, with DEM and Cox, he has been responsible for a range of major urban and regional studies and development proposals in both Australia and overseas. He also oversaw the Redfern Eveleigh Darlington (RED) Strategy and the 2006 Centres Strategy as part of the Sydney Metropolitan Strategy.
- BArch, MTCP, LFPIA, CPP, DLitt