Amanda O'Rourke

Director of Strategic Planning, 8-80 Cities, Canada

Amanda O'Rourke is director of strategic planning at 8 80 Cities. Since 2007, she has been instrumental in the development and growth of 8 80 Cities into the successful international non-profit organization it is today. Ms. O'Rourke has worked on numerous projects related to parks, public spaces, and sustainable transportation in North America, Central America, Europe, and Australia. She now works mostly on strategy, partnership development, and board relations. She is also a senior advisor for Gil Penalosa & Associates, and co-chair of the Children and Nature Committee for World Urban Parks. Ms. O'Rourke holds a Bachelor's of Science in environmental biology from Queen's University and a Master's of Science in planning from the University of Toronto.