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Amanda O’Rourke

Amanda O’Rourke is the Executive Director of 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization with a mission to ignite action and challenge the status quo to create healthier, more equitable, and sustainable cities for all people. She has over 20 years of experience leading diverse equitable mobility and public space projects in cities and towns in North America, Europe, and Australia. She enjoys working collaboratively with city governments and communities to leverage creative and fun placemaking strategies to support broader systems change. She lives in Toronto with her partner and three energetic kids.

Reimagining Streets for Safe, Active, and Joyful Trips to School

Ask any parent or caregiver about the school drop-off and pick-up routine, and chances are most would describe it as a stressful experience.

October 13, 2023