Stories by Ryan O’Connor
Ryan O’Connor is an urban planner with a background in community development and public realm revitalization. As a Project Manager at 8 80 Cities, Ryan has hosted inclusive community engagement sessions and workshops across North America, and contributed to the development of high-impact projects such as a free public bike share system, temporary public spaces, and a neighbourhood ice rink. By helping communities to think big and act small, Ryan’s work contributes to the creation of vibrant public spaces and stronger pedestrian and cycling networks. Before joining 8 80 Cities, Ryan worked on a variety of public realm improvement projects – from parklets to plazas – and contributed to a community planning process with the City of Vancouver. Ryan holds a MA in planning from the University of British Columbia.