Bio and CV
Victor Ngo is an urban planner and research scientist with over five years of experience in consulting, academia, and government. He is a Transportation Planner with WATT Consulting Group and a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, where he advises public and private sector clients on sustainable transportation and mobility solutions, and conducts leading research on designing healthy cities for people.
Victor's areas of expertise are in multi-modal transportation planning, transportation demand management, sustainable & healthy community design, and geospatial data science & visualization. Victor excels working at multiple scales with stakeholders to bridge the important details with strategic vision. His clients include local & regional governments, transportation agencies, health & housing authorities, non-profits & social service providers, architectural firms, and real estate developers. He holds a MA in Planning and a BA in Geography from the University of British Columbia. Victor is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, where he represents Canadian planners at the national and international level.
Victor advises on environmental and youth engagement initiatives across the country and was a fellow in sustainable cities at the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He currently serves on the CityHive Program Youth Advisory and was previously on the Starfish Canada's Board of Directors, the Fraser Basin Council's Youth Program Advisory Committee, and the Vancouver Foundation's Youth Vital Signs Leadership Council. Victor is published in top high-impact scholarly journals and has appeared on CBC News, CBC Radio, and other media outlets to share his insights on cities, sustainability, and urban mobility. Outside of work, Victor is a photographer and published artist.
While a graduate student at UBC, Victor was a researcher affiliated with the Planning Evaluation Lab and the Centre for Human Settlements in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), the ElementsLab in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the Health & Community Design Lab in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), and the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate (CUERE) in the Sauder School of Business.