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Pete Swift

Urban Design, Landscape Design, Green InfrastructureStrategic Design, Design InnovationSystemic Design, Policy Design

Pete Swift is a Landscape and Urban Designer passionate about place, planet, and people. He is the Managing Director of Planit – an interdisciplinary creative studio with a mission to design for all life to thrive in balance. As a founder of the UK’s first built environment B Corp, he is now focused on leading the business through the succession phase and on to becoming Net-Positive. Pete and his team take an integrated approach to urban futures, pioneering the way forward for sustainability in their projects, collaborating on all scales – from city region to towns, spaces, and objects.


He has driven the establishment of Planit’s Regenerative Practice programme and network through their ‘Land-Lab’ in Gloucestershire. Pete leads on a handful of mission-making projects throughout the UK – with a specific focus on place-changing policies, framework planning, and ‘good growth’ – that move beyond sustainable to net-positive and beyond into regenerative practices. Pete is a founding member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Built Environment Board and Chair of the PLANT CIC in Manchester – the UK’s biggest urban gardening volunteer-led project.

Pete Swift