Richard Liu | Regional Director, China
Richard is an international executive and urban planner with 20 years of experience in China, the US and Europe. Richard brings a deep knowledge of transport to ITDP, having worked with ITDP since 2013 in his former role at the Oak Foundation. In that role, he developed, monitored, and provided strategic direction for a grant making pipeline and portfolio on climate mitigation in developing nations. Previously, he was a specialist with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing, and a principal consultant to the American Planning Association. Richard got his start working as a planner with government agencies in Florida and Texas. He holds a bachelor of architecture from Tianjin University in China and a master of urban planning from the State University of New York.
Zhu Xianyuan | Vice Country Director, TOD and BRT Program
Xianyuan has been with ITDP since 2010, initially as transport specialist managing the BRT improvement and impact analysis in Guangzhou and Lanzhou and currently as the Deputy Director of ITDP China. As well as working for ITDP, she has worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and UN-Habitat funded urban transport projects in Asian, African and Oceanian cities. She has been managing sustainable development projects for the past 10 years in around 10 countries and over 20 cities, dealing with several topics, including urban mobility, urban development, child friendly city and communication. More recently, she has been involved in projects in Tianjin GEF TOD project, Penang sustainable urban mobility plan, Guangzhou East train station TOD project, and Lanzhou BRT impact analysis. Xianyuan holds a master’s degree in Transport Engineering from Shandong University, China, where she spent one year working in transport research center after finishing her degree.
Liu Shaokun | Vice Country Director, Greenways & Parking Program
Shaokun Liu is the Vice Country Director of ITDP-China, he has been promoting sustainable and equitable transportation in China, and was ITDP-China NMT, Greenway, Parking and TDM project team leader. Since 2009 He has been working on urban and sustainable transportation projects in several China cities. He has been worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank and World Bank on many sustainable transportation projects in China, Malaysia, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Mongolia, etc., and has working on greenway planning & design in several cities in worldwide. He knows the challenges and opportunities for Greenway developing in China and South East Asia cities very well，and wrote the book “Urban Greenway System Optimum Design”.
Bi Lei | Operation Director
Bi Lei has been working for ITDP since 2009, initially as Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and now as Operation Director. She is in charge of all operation management work in both Guangzhou and Beijing offices, including finance and accounting, daily administration, human recourses and relationship with local partners. She is also involved in project bidding preparation and program fund management.
Li Wei | Senior Engineer, BRT & NMT Program
Li Wei is a senior traffic and transportation engineer. Her work has primarily focused on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and non-motorized transport (NMT). As well as working for ITDP, she has worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and UN-Habitat funded urban transport projects in Asian, African and Oceanian cities. She was part of ITDP’s team working on the sustainable transport projects in Guangzhou, Yichang, Lanzhou, Jinan, Tianjin, Nanning, Guiyang, Jiuquan & Hetian, Ulaanbaatar, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru & Penang, Jakarta & Medan, Vientiane, Manila, Suva and Cairo. Wei graduated from the South China University of Technology in 2005.
Deng Han | Senior Transportation Engineer
Deng Han is a senior transportation engineer of ITDP China and a consultant of the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank who focuses on Focuses on Non-motorized Traffic, Bike Sharing，Child-friendly City and Sustainable Transportation Policy. He has worked intensively on the sustainable transportation projects in Guangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Manila, Jakarta, Melaka, Peshawar, Guiyang, etc., and several research reports and planning guidelines, such as Access for All-Guidance Note on Inclusive Street Design for Asia and the Pacific and China NMT Bluepaper. He also engages in researches of Dockless Bike Sharing and Bicycle Superhighway, relevant research findings were published in ITDP official website, Chinadialogue, Financial Times, etc.
Xianyan Chen | Junior Urban Planner
Xianyan is an urban planner of ITDP Guangzhou office. Graduated from South China University of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, and then she pursued a master’s degree of Urban Design in UBC (University of British Columbia). She focused on the study of sustainable community design and attended urban resilience workshop when she studied in UBC. She is passionate about TOD planning and design, sustainable urban design. Now she is working on Tianjin GEF TOD projects, and Lanzhou BRT impact and BRT data collection.
He Kanghao | Intern
He Kanghao started his internship at ITDP Guangzhou office in June 2020. He is currently part of the Tianjin TOD team. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned his honor degree of Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in May 2020. During his undergraduate studies, he joined Dr. Christopher Cherry's team as an undergraduate research assistant. His research interests are in shared-mobility, micro-mobility and sustainable transportation. Kanghao enjoys cycling and walking around the city.
Bohan Li | Intern
Bohan Li is an intern at the ITDP Guangzhou office. She graduated from the University of Liverpool with a bachelor's degree in Environment & Planning in June in 2020. Presently she is working on the TDM & TOD projects. Within the undergraduate studies, she focused on sustainable urban planning in environment and transportation, and look forward to contributing to the construction of sustainable urban development.
Li Shanshan | Vice Country Director, Urban Planning and Sustainable Transportation
Shanshan Li is the Vice Country Director of ITDP-China. She joined ITDP since 2009 with a master degree on Transportation Engineering, and currently she is leading ITDP Beijing office. She has been working on urban planning and sustainable transportation projects, and accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge on planning, design, and implementation of BRT, NMT and TOD projects. She has been worked as a consultant to Asian Development Bank and World Bank on many sustainable transportation projects in China and Asian cities. She worked as a project manager on Yichang BRT and NMT planning, design, implementation and operation project (Yichang BRT system opened at July, 2015, and won 2016 Sustainable Transportation Award), and she worked intensively on the sustainable transportation projects in Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Vientiane, Tianjin, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, and etc.
Liu Xiang | Urban Planner
Xiang is an urban planner of ITDP Beijing Office, graduated from Cardiff University with a bachelor degree in City and Regional Planning and a master degree in Transport Planning. His main research focus is on the topic of the relationship between built environment and travel behavior, GIS, urban spatial analysis and visualization, as well as quantitative urban research with emerging Big Data. Prior to ITDP, he has worked at government research institute and international urban design consultancy for 2 years, with responsibilities for urban industry research, spatial planning strategy and the internal platform of Big Data applications.
Yilin Ye | Intern
Yilin Ye is currently an undergraduate student as Swarthmore College with a prospective Sociology major. She works at ITDP as an intern at the start of June, 2020.