Peter Boothroyd is Professor Emeritus at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, specializing in participatory process, institution-building, and international development. Peter is a development planner whose work focusses on understanding and enhancing the potential of community-based planning to contribute to sustainability and equity. Prior to joining UBC, he was a consultant on urban policy, social planning, impact assessment, and community development. In the last 15 years, he has led UBC projects funded by the Canadian International Development Agency to build planning capacity in Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil. Through these experiences, he has become increasingly interested in the development role of universities. Peter is a member of the Centre for Human Settlements within the School of Community and Regional Planning at The University of British Columbia.