Ryan Canavan

Senior Analyst

Ryan harnesses data through analysis and visualization to help clients meet critical challenges and seize policy opportunities in housing and urban development.

Prior to joining HR&A, Ryan worked for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ housing policy initiative, conducting research on housing development and home financing. Whether in articles that drive coverage in leading national media outlets, presentations to state legislative committees, or comment letters to federal agencies, Ryan helps decision makers cut through the noise and get the answers they need. His interest in urban planning grew out of his years working in public health and health equity for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he facilitated multiple strategic planning initiatives and where his data management tools supported field teams and a call center.

Ryan holds a dual Master of City Planning and Master of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in the Biology of Global Health from Georgetown University.

Member, American Planning Association