Cate Ryba

 New Projects Director & Project Manager


Cate Ryba is the New Projects Director and Project Manager for Urban3. Cate’s work focuses on developing relationships with our clients, project management and policy facilitation after our analysis for a community is complete. Cate has the unique experience of being both a former municipal staff person and a former local elected official. She is an urban designer, planner and self-admitted civic policy geek.

Prior to joining Urban3, Cate ran her own civic consulting practice; led a downtown revitalization nonprofit; spent 5 years as the youngest member of City Council in Spartanburg, SC; and worked as an Economic Developer. Cate holds BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of City and Regional Planning and a Certificate of Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. Cate has extensive experience with local government finance and policy, urban design and economic development. She also currently serves as a board member of the Asheville Design Center.