B.S. URS 2012
Ryan’s studies revolve around resilient and sustainable urban forms in an age of rapid climate change, natural disasters, and population growth. He chose Urban and Regional Studies at Cornell because he wanted to gain a solid foundation in how various urban systems work simultaneously to create the environments that we live in. Ryan spent his junior year spring semester abroad with AAP's Cornell in Rome program, studying public housing redevelopment, the historic Via del Mandrione area, and community action and guerrilla urban farming in green infrastructure in Rome. He spent the summer between his junior and senior years studying sustainable food systems in Utica and Oneida County, New York with the Rust to Green organization.