Pete joined CASA in 2011 to undertake a PhD as part of the ERC funded MECHANICITY research project. MECHANICITY aims to extend theories of urban morphology based on fractals and allometry to incorporate energetics in analogy to transport and network processes, drawing on the theory of metabolic scaling. His work focuses on how the morphology of urban environments both reflects and influences social process. He is interested in the application of graph theory and complex network analysis to street and building systems as a means of understanding relationships between network structure, land use location and transport flow.
Prior to joining CASA Pete worked for five years at Space Syntax Ltd where he applied pedestrian movement modelling and spatial analysis techniques in the design of new towns, urban extensions and regeneration projects across the UK and internationally.