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Peter Matthew Ward

Peter Matthew Ward, Egyptian urban studies educator. Recipient Carl Orwin Sauer Distinguished Scholarship award, 1989; grantee England Overseas Development Administration, 1979-1982, British Academy, 1984, 86, England Economic and Social Research Council, 1989-1991, National Science Foundation, 1991-1993. Advisor earthquake reconstruction Mexican Government, 1985-1986. Member Glyndebourne Festival Opera.


  • Ward, Peter Matthew was born on April 19, 1951 in Moascar, Egypt. Arrived in England, 1954. Son of Douglas and Violet Ruth (Lay) Ward.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University Hull, England, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Liverpool, England, 1976. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1986.


    • Lecturer in geography University College London, 1975-1985. Lecturer University Cambridge, 1985-1991. Fellow, tutor Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1985-1991.

      Professor sociology public affairs University Texas, Austin, since 1991, senior faculty member Institute Latin American Studies. Director Mexico Center, since 1993. Housing policy advisor England Overseas Development Administration/Mexico Secretaria de Asentamientos Humanos y Obras Publicas, Mexico, 1978-1979.

      Consultant United Nations Center for Human Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985-1986, World Health Organization, Egypt and Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1986-1987, National Endowment Democracy United States, 1993.


    • Author: Housing, Poverty and the State: Policy and Practice in Three Latin American Cities, 1985, Welfare Politics in Mexico: Papering Over the Cracks, 1986, Mexico City: Production and Reproduction of an Urban Environment, 1990, Policymaking, Politics and Urban Governance in Chihuahua, 1992, Political Change in Baja California: Democracy in the Making?, 1994. Editor: Self-help Housing: A Critique, 1982, Corruption, Development and Inequality: Soft Touch or Hard Graft, 1989, Methodology for Land and Housing Market Analysis, 1994, Opposition Government in Mexico: Past Experiences, Future Opportunities, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Advisor earthquake reconstruction Mexican Government, 1985-1986. Member Glyndebourne Festival Opera.



    Cricket, classical opera, beach combing.


    • Married Victoria Elizabeth Rodríguez, April 20, 1990.
    • father: Douglas Ward
    • mother: Violet Ruth (Lay) Ward
    • spouse: Victoria Elizabeth Rodríguez
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    Born April 19, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1972
      University Hull
    • 1976
      University Liverpool
    • 1986
      University Cambridge
    • 1975 - 1985
      Lecturer, in geography University College London
    • 1985 - 1991
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1991
      lecturer, University Cambridge
    • 1991
      professor, sociology and public affairs University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1993
      director, Mexico Center
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