Bio and CV
Victor Ngo is an urban planner, research scientist, and educator with five years of experience in sustainable community development. He is currently a Transportation Planner with WATT Consulting Group and a Research Associate at the UBC Health & Community Design Lab, where he advises clients on integrated mobility solutions and conducts research on transportation infrastructure and urban development issues.
His expertise is in sustainable and healthy community design, multi-modal transportation planning and active transportation, ride-hailing and new mobility services, municipal climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental behaviour change strategy, and geospatial and data visualization applications. With a background in applied research, Victor specializes in GIS, cartography, research and survey design, statistical analysis, program evaluation, graphic design, and writing.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Victor holds a MA in Planning and a BA in Geography from the University of British Columbia. His award-winning work in the sustainable transportation field has been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is a member and volunteer with the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners, and teaches in the Applied Planning Program at Langara College.
Victor was named a UN Local Pathways Fellow with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where he represents Canada across 30 participating countries around the world. He sits on the Fraser Basin Council's Youth Program Advisory Committee and The Starfish Canada's Board of Directors, where he advises on youth-oriented sustainability and environmental initiatives, and has formerly served on the Vancouver Foundation's Youth Vital Signs Leadership Council and the UBC Development Permit Board. Victor is also a photographer and has travelled extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia.
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.