Senior Urban Development Specialist
Chyi-Yun Huang is a Senior Urban Development Specialist with the World Bank, currently focusing on East Europe and Central Asia. Prior to this, she has worked on the Africa region for five years and also in East Asia and South Asia. With more than 14 years of experience in integrated urban planning and design, city management and sustainable development, she led and contributed technical expertise to various operation projects and analytical studies in Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, as well as East Africa, particularly in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. Prior to joining the World Bank as a Young Professional, she was an Executive Planner with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore's national planning agency. At the URA, she led various international urban planning/management consultancies and government-to-government collaborations including the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, Nanjing Urban Eco-environment study and the Guangzhou Knowledge City in China. In addition, she oversaw planning initiatives in Singapore such as a waterfront public housing estate and downtown rejuvenation; and conducted numerous capacity-building activities and training for international participants under the URA Urban Leadership Programme. She had also worked in the private sector based in New York, focusing on environmental impact assessment of large-scale infrastructure and community engagement projects. Chyi-Yun holds a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from Columbia University, New York and a B.A. in Architecture from the National University of Singapore, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.