Ryan Thomas Devlin

Visiting Professor Historic Preservation
Ryan Thomas Devlin has studied street vending in New York for nearly 20 years. His work focuses on the ways in which informal vending is managed, and how vendors use and claim space in the city. He has published widely about vending conflicts in New York and has maintained a close working relationship with the Street Vendor Project, a vendor advocacy organization in the city. Ryan has a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Historic Preservation at Pratt and an Assistant Professor of City Planning and Community Development at Temple University in Philadelphia. He lives in New York and thus spends a lot of time on Amtrak.


Enhancing Access to Healthy Food (2022)
Visioning Corona Plaza (2024)