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Judy Zheng Jia

Urban Analyst, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience (SURR) Global Practice

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Judy Zheng Jia is an Urban Analyst in the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice (SURR) of the World Bank. She specializes on urban development in the East Asia and Pacific Region, including cultural heritage and sustainable tourism, regional planning, urban upgrading, city adaptation to climate change, and small-town development. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked as a research and teaching fellow in Singapore, a coordinator at the Aga Khan Development Network in India, and an urban designer in China. Through these roles, she has also worked on urban development and disaster risk management projects in Bangladesh, Vietnam, the U.S., Israel, Republic of Korea, and Spain. She has published urban policy focused research papers in books and international conference proceedings. Judy holds a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University in China.