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Peter Swift, PE

P.O. Box 3740

Nederland, CO  80466  USA


  • Liberal Arts, Kendall College, Evanston, Ill.

  • Marine Corps Intelligence Training Program (G2), USMC, Cherry Point, NC

  • Egyptian Philology, UWW, Providence (through Brown Univ. informal.)

  • Civil Engineering, Univ. Colo./Boulder

  • Stochastic and Continuous Simulation Hydrology, Colorado State Univ. Cert. Program




Lecturer at several universities

Adj. Prof. Graduate School of Design, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, fall semester, 2016

Knight Fellow, 2002, Univ. of Miami School of Architecture and Design; Knight Community Fellowship.



Expert Witness

Accepted by the 8th District Colorado Court of Appeals in matters of transportation and traffic engineering.

Professional Registration
Professional Engineer; Several States, please inquire.

1967‑68 USMC Aviation Intelligence (G2)

                - Top Secret Clearance

Work History
  • 1969‑Staunton and Freeman Consulting Engineers, N.Y., N.Y., Civil Design/Drafting

  • 1972‑India Imports, Providence, R.I., Carpenter

  • 1975‑ Independent, Carpenter, Washington and R.I.

  • 1976‑L. A. Garofalo, Inc., Providence, R.I., Civil Design Drafting

  • 1978‑Costin Engineering, Denver, Co., Civil Design and Project Manager

  • 1980‑McCarty Engineering Consultants, Longmont, Co., Senior Project Manager

  • 1985‑City of Longmont, Colorado, Civil Engineer II, Project Engineer, Chair Public Improvement Review Committee, Developer Contract Administrator

  • 1988‑ Owner, Swift and Associates, Engineers and Town Planners, Longmont, Co.

  • 2005-Mid Atlantic Enterprises, Erbil, Iraq; Director of Town Planning

  • 2007- Owner, Swift and Associates, Engineers and Town Planners, Nederland, Co

Public Service

Transportation Advisory Committee, Vice Chair, Longmont, Co., 1984-1988

Planning and Zoning Commission, Vice Chair, Longmont, Co., 1990-1994

Airport Advisory Committee, Member, Longmont, Co., 1988-1991

Co-Chair, Urban Design Task Force, Congress for the New Urbanism

Chairman, Gold Hill Town Council 2013-2016

Select Publications
  • American Planning Association, 4 Corners Conference, 1997, “The Engineer as Generalist at the Turn of the Century”

  • Congress for the New Urbanism, 1997, Denver, Co., “Residential Street Typology and Injury        Accident Frequency”

  • NU Council Report V, “A Warning to Europe”, April, 2003

  • NU Council Report VI, “An Analysis of One Way Couplets”, May, 2004

  • Author of chapter on pedestrian friendly street design in the “Planning and Urban Design Standards” from the American Planning Association

  • Translation editor of “Handbuch Der Architektur”, 1907, J. Stuben (Chapters 6 and 7 completed).

  • Translation and editor of “Architecture Bible”, 2001, Leon and Rob Krier

  • Contributing author; “Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares; A Context Sensitive Approach”, ITE/CNU, 2009

  • “Public Works Manual”, co-author (Andres Duany, Peter Swift, Paul Crabtree), 2020

  • “Safe Streets and the Conflict with the Fire Service”, My Livable City, Oct/Dec 2018, p. 84

  • “Getting Medieval on Walkable Streets”, My Walkable City, Issue 22, 2019

  • My Livable City, “Streets for All”, Chapter entitled “The Medieval European Influence on Walkable Streets”, 2022

  • NCHRP Research Report 1022, “Context Classification Application”, National Academies, Transportation Research Board, 2023

Egypt Exploration Society (UK)
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