GI Planning & Technical Manager
Pete has a wide range of experience in Green Infrastructure planning, delivery and research. Graduating from the University of Manchester in 1995 with in an MA in Town Planning Pete worked at Manchester City Council in Development Control and Environmental Planning until 2000.
In 2000 he was employed by Groundwork Manchester as Programme Manager overseeing a range of environmental regeneration projects.
He was appointed by Red Rose Forest in 2001 to manage the now nationally recognised Green Streets programme which uses GI as a vehicle for engaging and regenerating areas of social deprivation and environmental inequity.
An important part of his work is to facilitate research collaborations with Universities in Greater Manchester, such as i-Tree and Howard Street to help provide the key evidence needed for demonstrating the role that GI plays in climate change adaptation and social benefit.
Pete is also responsible for developing plans that provide a strategic focus for where GI is most needed to address needs such as flooding and air quality.
His favourite tree is undoubtedly the English Oak, they support so much wildlife and he likes the way they show real individuality, no two trees look the same!