Ryan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. His research focuses on innovative urban governance models that may be used to develop socially just and scientifically robust climate change policy. Embedded in the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Hub, Ryan took forward an environmental governance project investigating coproductive policy development in Greater Manchester, UK. Read more about this work in the Realising Just Cities UK report.
Prior to joining the Realising Just Cities programme, Ryan earned a B.SC. in environmental studies from the University of Oregon (2015), and an M.Sc. in urban studies from the University of Amsterdam (2017). Ryan has also worked as a constituent affairs intern for United States Senator Jeff Merkley and was a land use planning and air toxins policy fellow in the State of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s Natural Resource Policy Office