Interim East Asia Director
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.