Chyi-Yun is currently an Urban Specialist focusing on the Africa region, and has previously worked in East Asia and South Asia. She has more than 10 years of experience in integrated urban planning and design, city management and sustainable development. 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 also worked in the private sector based in New York, focused 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. She is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
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