Amanda O'Rourke, Executive Director, 8 80 Cities

Amanda has been with 8 80 Cities since its beginning in 2007. She was a key architect of the 8 80 concept, and has held several positions within the organization. She has been a key driving force in the development and growth of 8 80 Cities and has worked on numerous projects related to parks, public spaces, and sustainable transportation in North America, Europe, Mexico, and Australia.

Amanda holds a Master’s of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Queen’s University. She is also currently Co-Chair of the Children, Play, and Nature Committee for World Urban Parks. She loves being a momma to three small kids, is an eternal optimist, and is passionate about transforming cities into great places for all people.

Specialty: Bicycling Infrastructures

PlayCore Partnership: Shift Into Gear: A Bicycling Advocacy Resource

Amanda was co-author and contributor to our program and professional development session

Shift Into Gear: A Bicycling Advocacy Resource

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