Sarah Ochitwa

Community Planning Consultant

Sarah Ochitwa is wholly dedicated to finding ways to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable individuals in our communities and believes that creating equitable places for people means bringing diverse organizations and individuals together to help solve sociotechnical challenges. She is interested in all things equity adjacent, from food systems, to housing, to overdose prevention and harm reduction, to migration, and with a special place in her heart for public space. Sarah has a range of experiences conducting community engagement, research, policy analysis, and bylaw development for various municipalities, First Nations communities, and provincial governments. She holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the KTH in Stockholm, Sweden where her research looked at the relationship between municipal pop-up planning strategies and equity in public spaces in Vancouver, Canada, and in Stockholm, Sweden.