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Ned Wales

Level 2, Building 3, Sustainable Development, Bond University

Professional biography

Ned grew up in Sydney and later the Tweed Valley and left for the United States after graduating from High School where he continued his tertiary education and lengthy professional career. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Ned worked in the City of Oakland as statutory City Planner and then later in San Francisco with the Sassaki Urban Design Group on large design projects such a Euro-Disney and the City of San Francisco downtown redevelopment. While studying at Cornell University, Ned continued his design research in master planning communities in New York City.

Later Ned moved to Los Angeles where he played a lead role in the urban design of the Sunset Boulevard Specific Plan and Santa Monica Boulevard Streetscape Master Plan. In the mid 1990's Ned continued his professional career with Wallace Roberts & Todd in San Diego working on the Mission Bay Master Plan, the City of Carlsbad Master Plan and the City of Tucson Air Quality Master Plan. In the mid 1990's Ned was elected to public office, serving a four year term as trustee of the Petaluma Health Care District.

On returning to Australia he accepted a teaching role at QUT in Brisbane and began his PhD research evaluating the success of sustainable development practices in Master Planned Communities. Later, Ned joined Gold Coast City Council working in the Urban Design unit and then coordinating the Environmental Planning and Conservation Unit.

Professional admissions

  • Planning Institute of Australia, Environmental Planning and Urban Design specialisations
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design Institute of Australia

Professional appointments

  • Joint Regional Planning Panel - NSW Department of Planning
  • Bond Sustainability Committee - Bond University

Teaching expertise

At Bond Ned has lectured in Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Development Assessment, and Planning Processes. Ned also sits on the Bond Campus Sustainability Committee and plays a role in the carbon management program.


  • SDUP13-300 - Infrastructure Planning and Governance
  • SDUP71-106 - Environmental Planning and Conflict Management
  • SDUP71-221 - Development Assessment
  • SSUD11-300 - Planning Process
  • SSUD12-220 - Introducing Urban Design
  • SSUD71-220 - Introducing Urban Design
  • SSUD71-300 - Planning Process
  • SDUP12-200 - Strategic Land Use Planning


  • Masters in Landscape Architecture and Uran Design, Cornell University
  • Master in Public Adminstration and Political Science, California State, Sonoma
  • Bachelors in Arts, Landscape/Architecture, University California, Berkeley