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Rees leaves Corporation for Bartlett role

After nearly three decades as the City of London’s chief planning officer, Peter Rees is to step down and become a professor at The Bartlett

Rees, who studied Architecture at The Bartlett, will become professor of Places and City Planning as part of a three-year professorship.

He joined the City Corporation in 1985 and, according to the Corporation, during his time at the helm Rees has seen ‘..78 per cent of the City’s office floor-space renewed…’

Rees said: ‘I am delighted to be returning to The Bartlett after almost three decades at the City. My professorship will enable me to continue my love affair with London and my involvement in the capital’s evolution.

‘The Square Mile will always be a special place for me and I have enjoyed having a hand in its transformation since 1985.  Having played in the premier league for one of the world’s most successful cities I am thrilled to be joining the team at one of the world’s finest universities.

‘My time as City Planning Officer for the City of London has demonstrated what can be achieved when you are in the right place, at the right time with the right team.  None of it would have been possible without the skilled and dedicated colleagues in whose safe hands I leave the regeneration of the City.’

Rees leaves the Corporation on April 1 and will take up his new role at the Bartlett later in the month.

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