Richard Liu | Regional Director, East and Southeast Asia
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 | TOD and BRT, Vice Country Director
After graduating with a Masters in Transportation Engineering from Shandong University, Zhu Xianyuan worked in the Transportation Research Center of Shandong University, where she mainly focused on BRT systems and non-motorized transportation. She participated in many projects, including Jinan’s BRT System Evaluation, Sustainable Urban Planning, Jinan Pedestrian and Bicycle System Analysis and Optimization, and a Blueprint for Sustainability. She was also a traffic engineering teacher at Shandong University. Her work for ITDP focuses on BRT modeling, aspects of road design improvements in Lanzhou, BRT impact analysis, and research into transportation demand management policies.
Liu Shaokun | Greenways & Parking Program Manager, Vice Country Director
Since graduating in Traffic Engineering from Shanghai’s Tongji University, Liu Shaokun has worked in the Huizhou Urban Planning & Design Institute (HUPDI). During his time with HUPDI, he worked as transportation planner and an engineer of road construction design, and completed numerous urban planning & transportation planning & road construction designs in Huizhou, and served as project manager in four transportation planning projects. His work won numerous awards for excellence in urban and rural planning and design of Guangdong Province in 2007. He has worked for ITDP-China since mid-2009, focusing on the NMT & Urban Planning Program. Recently, he has worked on the pedestrian facility survey and report for the city center in Harbin, and on pedestrian and bicycle facility planning and design in Guangzhou.
Li Shanshan | Vice Director (based in Beijing)
Since graduating with a Masters in Transportation Engineering from Kunming University of Science and Technology, Li Shanshan worked in Zhejiang Enjoyor Electronics Co., where she mainly focused intelligent transportation system design. She participated in many projects, including parking guidance projects in Jiangyin, Intelligent Transportation Systems of Zhengzhou BRT, traffic guidance in Beijing road in Kunming, and monitoring system design in Dongguan Changping. She also worked as an intern in Kunming Traffic Police Detachment for about half a year, researching traffic impact assessment, public transportation network evaluation and parking charging, and traffic organization of Kunming’s west second ring road. Her work for ITDP focuses on bicycle sharing and bike parking, and aspects of the Guangzhou BRT.
Bi Lei | Office Manager
Bi Lei joined ITDP-China after graduating from Tianjin University of Technology and Education, initially as an office assistant and currently as the office manager. She has worked previously as an office assistant and translator in the Guangzhou Construction Engineering Supervision Co., Ltd. and as an English teacher in the Guangdong Foreign Language University.
Li Wei | Senior Engineer, BRT & NMT Program
Li Wei is a traffic and transportation engineer. She has worked mostly on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and non-motorised transport (NMT) since graduating from the South China University of Technology. Li Wei worked on the planning and design of the Guangzhou BRT on a near full-time basis since 2005, as a key engineer in the core design team. She was also involved in the Harbin BRT conceptual plan and is one of the lead engineers on the team doing the detailed planning and design of a BRT system in Lanzhou.
As well as working for ITDP and formerly for the Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute, she has worked as a consultant to both Asian Development Bank and World Bank-funded urban transport projects in China, and she was part of ITDP’s team working on the BRT conceptual plans in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Li Wei has also provided expert input to the ongoing re-design of corridors 1 and 6 in Jakarta’s BRT system, and was one of the key engineers working on the Yichang BRT preliminary design completed by ITDP in early 2013.
Lin Xi | Transportation & Urban Development Program Engineer
Major in traffic engineering, Lin Xi graduated from Chengdu’s Southwest Jiaotong University as an excellent postgraduate. Her thesis is mainly about plan and design of the configuration of service facilities in urban railway station. She has worked for ITDP since 2014 as a transportation and urban development program engineer focusing on BRT programs. She has participated in many projects related to BRT in cities such as Manila, Nanning, Dandong and Guangzhou. Recently she mainly works on non-motorized transportation, bike sharing and parking programs.
Denghan | NMT & Urban Development Program Engineer
Deng Han received his Master Degree in Transportation Planning and Management from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2015. During his postgraduate period, Deng Han worked for Beijing Transportation Research Center as an intern. He has participated in traffic projects like the Construction of Traffic Model in Changchun City, Traffic planning of Haidian District in Beijing, Public Transportation planning of Sanhe City and so on. He joined ITDP in January 2015, focusing on NMT status quo survey, planning and design mainly in Manila, Tianjin and Guangzhou, BRT traffic survey, planning and design mainly in Manila, Guiyang and Nanning. He also did some research about cycling highway and illegal parking reporting.
Zhu Jinglu | TOD Urban Planner, Communications Assistant
After graduating with a BA in Urban Planning from Guangdong University of Technology in 2013, Jinglu received her Master Degree in Urban Design from University of Sheffield. In 2014, Jinglu participated in the urban design and planning workshop for Doncaster City Council for the waterfront area regeneration project. Before joining ITDP in 2015, she worked as an urban planner in Team Zero Architecture Design Institute, focusing on the urban planning and urban design projects within Guangdong Province, and now she is following the TOD projects and communication works in ITDP.
Chen Yujun | Accounting and Communications Assistant
Chen Yujun worked as an accounting and communications assistant, she graduated in accounting from Guangzhou City Polytechnic University. She has worked previously as an accountant in the Miramar Travel(Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. And as an accountant assistant in Guangzhou Weihua Air Agency Co., Ltd.
Huang Benjun | Transportation & Urban Development Program Engineer
After graduating with a Masters in Transportation Engineering from Kyushu University, Huang Benjun worked for ITDP-China since 2016, focusing on BRT modeling and big data of traffic.
Huang Runjie | NMT & Urban Development Program Engineer
Runjie earned his Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and Management from the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, in the Netherlands. During the time at ITC, he was one of the representatives of the Faculty Council. His graduate thesis “Measuring Transit-Oriented Development Network Synergy Based on Node Typology” was submitted to World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) 2017 and selected for presentation. Runjie is a bike enthusiast and he is putting effort to promote developments of cycling lane system in the cities of China. Now, at ITDP China, he works as a Non-Motorized Transport & Urban Development Program Engineer.
Duan Xiaomei | Chief Technical Officer (Part Time)
Since graduating with a Masters from Shanghai’s Tongji University Xiaomei Duan has worked on numerous urban transportation projects in Guangzhou, and in other Chinese cities including Kunming, Harbin, Changzhou, and Taiyuan. She is currently Chief Engineer of the Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute and Head of the transportation section of the Guangzhou Municipal Technical Development Corp. During the last two years, as well as working on the ADB urban transport study in Harbin and Changzhou, Xiaomei has focused on the Guangzhou BRT planning and design, as the Chief Engineer and Project-In-Charge. She also reviewed many of the BRT project studies and designs in other Chinese cities, and has worked on the Lanzhou and Harbin BRT designs (both currently in development). Xiaomei is now a nationally accredited Senior Engineer, and has worked closely with ITDP since late 2004.
Hu Manying | Urban Design & Planning Program (Part Time)
After graduating with a BA in Architecture from Guangdong University of Technology in 2000s, Hu Manying worked on real estate projects in Shenzhen-GDADRI (Architectural and Design Research Institute of GuangDong Province) for three years. In 2006, she was hired by l’Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme and was involved in the Paris Velib public bicycle project. In the same year Manying received a Masters, DPEA in Urban Design from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. After the study in France, she joined Guangzhou-GDADRI and works as Chief Architect on a regeneration project for urban villages. Since early 2009, she has worked part time with ITDP-China, managing the Urban Design Program in Guangzhou and Harbin.
Li Shuling | Urban Development Program (Part Time)
Shuling, National Registered Urban Planner and Licentiate Member of RTPI, graduated with master degree in urban planning from University of Manchester. Since 2011, she has participated the sustainable transportation projects in Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Yichang, Tianjin, Vientiane, Johor Bahru etc., and compiled, translated and spread Best Practices in Urban Development in the Pearl River Delta and TOD Standard with organizations and professors from all over the world.
Chen Dan | Graphic Designer (Part Time)
Chen Dan graduated from Guangzhou City Construction College, major in Art Design. She is good at 3D & graphic design, rending, and video making. From the 2-year working experience in ITDP, she was deeply involved in the design and rending in Yichang, Wanxiang, Manila, Guangzhou projects, and also the graphic design of ITDP communication publication.