Ryan Sandwick

Professional Profile

Ryan Sandwick is a Community Design Specialist on a joint appointment between CEDIK and the Department of Landscape Architecture. He received his MSc. in City Planning and Regeneration from the University of Glasgow and his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis. Ryan's professional interests lie in using design and planning to improve the sense of place within communities. A strong believer that cities need to be more fun, Ryan is interested in making cities more creative and engaging.

Working within a variety of scales to achieve these goals, Ryan's work has ranged from co-organizing a 'pop-up disco' on public transportation in Chattanooga to researching the effectiveness of Strategic Development Plans for the Scottish Government. His postgraduate thesis evaluated the vacant and derelict land in Glasgow in relation to their surrounding levels of multiple deprivations, seeking to make the lands productive once again based on the specific needs of the adjacent communities. 

Ryan's work will primarily focus on downtown revitalization in the Promise Zone region of southeastern Kentucky.