Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, planner and urban designer. He founded Urbis Limited, one of the first urban design and planning consultancies in Southeast Asia, which has won more than 150 local and international awards over the past 40 years. He is a former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. He sits on the governments Strategic Development Commission and the Harbourfront Commission. Dr Smith has served as an associate professor at Hong Kong University and is currently an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.