Books (Single Authored and Edited)

Altrock, U., Huning, S., Kuder, T., Nuissl, H. & Peters, D. (Eds.) (2010) Symbolische Orte: Planerische (De-) Kontruktionen (Symbolic Spaces: Planning (De-)Constructions). Berlin: Planungsrundschau Verlag

Altrock, U., Huning, S., Kuder, T., Nuissl, H. & Peters, D. (Eds.) (2009) Städte im Aufbruch. Stadtentwicklungspolitische Handlungsoptionen in Krisenzeiten. (“Cities on the Move: Options for Urban Development Policy-Making in Times of Crisis”) Berlin: Planungsrundschau Verlag

Peters, D. (2006) Planning for a Sustainable Europe? EU Transport Infrastructure Decision-Making in the Context of Eastern Enlargement. Berlin: Berlin University of Technology Press.

Altrock, U., Güntner, S., Huning, S. and Peters, D. (Eds.) (2006) Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the new EU Member States. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Altrock, U., Güntner, S., Huning, S. and Peters, D. (Eds.) (2004) Perspektiven der Planungstheorie. (Perspectives on Planning Theory) 2004. Berlin: Leue Verlag

Altrock, U., Güntner, S., Huning, S. and Peters, D. (Eds.) (2003) Planung und Innovation. (Planning and Innovation) 2003. Berlin: Planungsrundschau Verlag

Altrock, U., Güntner, S., Huning, S. and Peters, D. (Eds.) (2003) Mega-Projekte und Stadtentwicklung. (Mega-Projects and Urban Development.) 2003. Berlin: Planungsrundschau Verlag


Journal Articles (* Indicates double-blind refereed)

*Peters, D. and Novy, J. (2012) “Rail Station Mega-Projects: Overlooked Centerpieces in the Complex Puzzle of 21st Century Urban Restructuring” (Editors’ introduction to the thematic issue) Built Environment, 38:1, 5-11

*Peters, D., with Novy, J. (2012) “Train Station Area Development Mega-Projects in Europe – Towards a Typology” Built Environment, 38:1, 12-30

*Novy, J. and Peters, D. (2012) “Railway Station Megaprojects as Public Controversies: The Case of Stuttgart 21.” Built Environment, 38:1, 128-145

*Peters, D. (2011) “‘Rail City Berlin’ – Rail Infrastructure Development and Inter-modality in the Re-Unified German Capital.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Paper # 10-2528, 60-68

*Peters, D. (2010) “Digging Through the Heart of Reunified Berlin: Tracing the Story of the Tiergarten-Tunnel Megaproject.” European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 10:1, 93-106

*Peters, D. (2009) “The Renaissance of Inner-City Railway Station Areas as a Key Element in Contemporary Urban Restructuring Dynamics.” Critical Planning, 15:1, 162-185 (Special Issue on Urban Restructuring)

Peters, D. (2006) “Neue Urbanität durch Dichte? Stadtregionaler Wandel in Los Angeles” (“New Urbanity through Density? Urban-Regional Change in Los Angeles” in: Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte (Journal of Modern Urban History, published by the German Institute for Urbanism DIFU) 2/06

*Peters, D. (2005) “How Different Spatial Contexts Result in Different Sustainability Discourses – A Discursive Analysis of the Budapest Ring Road” European Spatial Research and Policy, 12:1, 69-88

*Peters, D. (2003) “Cohesion, Polycentricity, Missing Links and Bottlenecks: Conflicting Spatial Storylines for Pan-European Transport Investments.” European Planning Studies, 11:3, 317-339 (Republished in Fideli, V. et al (2006) Rethinking EU Spatial Policy as a Hologram: Actions, Institutions, Discourses. Aldershot: Ashgate)

Peters, D. (2001) “Utopías burguesas al estilo de Budapest o el ascenso (¿y el declive?) de los suburbios en Europa central” („Bourgeois Utopias Budapest-Style or: The Rise (and Fall?) of Suburbia in Central Europe”) Urban, Vol. 6/01

Peters, D. (1998) “Breadwinners, Homemakers, Beasts of Burden.” 1998. Habitat Debate, Vol 4:2, Nairobi: UNCHS


Book Chapters

Peters, D. (forthcoming, 2017) “Global Cities, Mega-Cities, Ordinary Cities: Urbanization in the Pacific Rim.” In: Barter, S. and Weiner, M. An Introduction to the Pacific Basin. New York: Routledge.

Loukaitou-Sideris, A. and Peters, D. (2017) “High-speed rail stations as transportation nodes and places: Lessons for California.” In: Perez Henriquez, B. and Deakin, E. High-Speed Rail and Sustainability: Decision-making and the political economy of investment. New York: Routledge

Peters, D. (2016). “Density Wars in Silicon Beach: The Struggle to Mix New Spaces for Toil, Stay and Play in Santa Monica, CA.” In: Colomb, C. & Novy, J. (Eds.) Protest and Resistance in the Tourist City. London: Routledge

Peters, D. (2015) “Urban Megaprojects and Reversibility: The Re-Railing of Los Angeles.” In: Grabher, G. and Thiel, J. (Eds.) Self-Induced Shocks: Megaprojects and Urban Development. Perspectives in Metropolitan Research, Vol. 1. Hamburg: Jovis.

Peters, D. “Jubiläumswünsche aus der Traumfabrik.” (Congratulations from the Dream Factory.) (2015) In: Huning, S., Kuder, T. and Nuissl, H. (Eds.) Stadtentwicklung, Planungstheorie und Planungsgeschichte auf dem Prüfstand. (Urban Development, Planning Theory and Planning History Re-examined.) Special Issue of the Publication Series Planungsrundschau. Berlin: Altrock Verlag.

Novy, J. and Peters, D. (2013) “Railway Megaprojects as Catalysts for the Re-Making of Post-Industrial Cities? The Case of Stuttgart 21 in Germany.” In: Del Cerro, Gerardo (Ed.) Urban Megaprojects: A World-Wide View. Emerald

Peters, D. (2010) „Bahnhöfe als symbolische Orte einer Urban Renaissance?“ (Railways as Symbolic Places for an Urban Renaissance?) In: Altrock, U., Huning, S., Kuder, T., Nuissl, H. & Peters, D. (Eds.) Symbolische Orte: Planerische (De-)Kontruktionen (Symbolic Places: Planning (De-)Constructions). Berlin: Altrock Verlag, pp. 291-308

Peters, D. (2009) “Los Angeles” In: Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. Edited by Hutchinson, R. et al. Thousand Oaks: Sage

Peters, D. (2007) “Mobility Politics L.A. Style – Der Einfluß zivilgesellschaftlicher Akteure auf die Verkehrsinfrastrukturpolitik in Los Angeles” (Mobility Politics L.A. Style: The Influence of Civil Society Actors on Transport Infrastructure Policy in Los Angeles) In: Altrock, U., Hoffmann, H. und Schönig, B. (Hg.) Hoffnungsträger Zivilgesellschaft? Governance, Nonprofits, und Stadtentwicklung in U.S. Metropolregionen. (Governance, Non-Profits and Urban Development in US Metropolitan Regions). Berlin: Altrock Verlag

Peters, D. (2007) “Planer als „deliberative practitioners“ – Auf dem Weg zu einem neuen, diskursiven Pragmatismus in der Planung(stheorie)?“ („Planners as ‚deliberate practitioners’? Towards a new, discursive pragmatism in planning (theory)?”) In: Strategieorientierte Planung im kooperativen Staat. (“Strategic Planning in the collaborative State”) Edited by J. Dangschat et al. Berlin: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

Garb, Y., Manon, M. & Peters, D. (2006) “Environmental Impact Assessment: Between Bureaucratic Process and Social Learning.” Handbook of Public Policy Analysis. Ed. by Fischer, F., Miller, G. & Sidney, M. London: Taylor & Francis

Peters, D. (2005) “Networking for Trans-National ‘Missing Links’ – Tracing the Political Success of European High-Speed Rail in the 1990s” In: The Network Society – The New Context for Planning. Edited by L. Albrechts and S. Mandelbaum. London: Routledge, pp. 81-94

Peters, D. (2003) “Old Myths and New Realities of Transport Assessment: Implications for EU interventions in Central Europe.” In: Transport Projects, Programmes and Policies: Evaluation Needs and Capabilities. Edited by A. Pearman, P. Mackie and J. Nellthorp, Altershot: Ashgate, pp. 43-72.

Peters, D. (2000) “A Sustainable Transport Convention for the New Europe.” In: Dodds, Felix (ed.). Earth Summit 2002 – A New Deal. London: Earthscan, pp. 109-123.


Book Reviews for Major Journals

Peters, D. (2015), Ethan N. Elkind 2014: Railtown––The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 39: 428–430. doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12228

Peters, D. (2005) “Planning in a Global Era” edited by A. Thornley and Y. Rydin. Town Planning Review 76:1

Peters, D. (2002) “The European Dimension of British Planning” by Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Richard H. Williams. Town Planning Review (2002) 73:1


Research Reports (recent only)

Loukaitou-Sideris, A. and Peters, D., with P. Colton and E. Eidlin. (2017) “A Comparative Analysis of High-Speed Rail Station Development into Destination and Multi-Use Facilities: The Case of San Jose Diridon” Mineta Transportation Research Institute Research Report 1502. San Jose: San Jose State University. [185 pages].

Loukaitou-Sideris, A., Peters, D. and Wei, W. (2015) Promoting Intermodal Connectivity at California’s High-Speed Rail Stations. Mineta Transportation Research Institute Research Report 1209. San Jose: San Jose State University. [222 pages]. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1427.6322

Peters, D. (2013) “Gender and Sustainable Urban Mobility.” Official Background Study for the 2013 Global Report on Human Settlements on Sustainable Urban Mobility. Nairobi: UN Habitat. Available online at:

Other Publications (Magazine Articles and Older Research & Policy Reports)

Peters, D. (2016) “Sustainable Urban Mobility: Rapid Buses and Bikes Show the Way.” My Livable City Magazine, print edition only, April-June 2016 Issue, pp. 42-47.

Peters, D. (2001) “Gender and Transport in Less Developed Countries: A Background Paper in Preparation for CSD-9.” Gender & Environment International Workshop, organized by the BMU, the Böll Foundation and UNED Forum, Schloss Glienicke, Berlin, Germany, 10 – 12 January 2001.

Peters, D. (2000) “Incorporating a gender-sensitive bicycle component into a transport project.” World Bank Gender & Transport Tools.

Hook, W. and Peters, D. (with contributions from W. Suchorzewsky, and M. Stoczkeiwicz). (1999) “Major Transportation Infrastructure Investment Decision-Making, and Its Impact on the Long-Term Sustainability of the Baltic Sea.” Helcom PITF Project #298 25 161. with Berlin: Umweltbundesamt (German Federal Environment Agency).

Peters, D. (1998) ”Transport and the Advancement of Women.” and ”Promoting Women’s Empowerment Through Transport Projects.” Chapters 4 and 9 in: Hook, Walter. Transport and Sustainable Human Settlements: A UNDP Policy Overview, New York: UNDP, 1998.

Peters, D. (1997) “Por el Futuro, Usemos Bicicletas: A Pre-Feasibility Study for a Cycling Network in Managua.” New York: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Hook, W., Peters, D. and Sclar, E. (1996) “Express to the 21st Century: The ATU Plan to Improve Staten Island Express Bus Service.” Consultant report at the request of the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, New York: ITDP

Peters, D. (1995) “The European Investment Bank: A Look at the EIB’s Environmental Record.” Brussels: European Federation for Transport and the Environment (T&E), November 1995