Alumni Profile

“Enrolling in Hunter’s urban planning program was the perfect complement to my professional career in city government. The city was both my classroom and laboratory! Getting a degree from Hunter not only allowed me to learn more about planning in New York City, but also equipped me with the skills to equitably and sustainably create places for all.”

Kyle Gorman (MUP ’19) is a city planner and public space advocate with experience managing nation-leading programs that promote the use of streets as public space. In his current role, he is a senior program manager in the New York City Department of Transportation’s Public Space unit managing the Open Streets program citywide. Day to day, Kyle works with partners across the 5 boroughs of New York City to execute Open Streets and develop other initiatives that enhance the public realm, economic development, and quality of life for all New Yorkers. His work has been consistently recognized, including a recent profile in the New York Times ‘Sunday Routine.’ In addition to a masters in urban planning from Hunter College, he also holds a bachelors in geography from the University of Florida. Kyle lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.