Yuan Fang
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Tel: 1-734-358-7361
1200 Massachusetts Ave., Apt #25E,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138, USA
E-mail: yuan2020@gmail.com
Portfolio: http://www.andyfang.com/



  • * Versatile and passionate planning professional with rich international experience contributing to comprehensive knowledge of American planning practice and Chinese administrative politics.

  • * Perceptive thinker transforming cutting edge planning concepts into real development functionality.

  • * Confident and reliable project manager with proven ability to oversee diverse projects from strategic planning to urban design and real estate development with strong ability to identify project potential.

  • * Independent contributor and team player that thrive in intensive and deadline-oriented atmosphere.



    Program Associate for Int'l Affairs – American Planning Association, Washington D.C, US,        02.09 - prsent

    Role 1: Chief Liaison and Project Manager for urban development strategic consulting projects in China

  • - Managed a variety of projects from strategic research, urban design, to land development;

    - Maintained an effective liaison network with Chinese government clients;

    - Conducted contract drafting, negotiating, budgeting, and project financing;;

    - Provided strong leadership in team building and project management;;

    - Initiated market analysis, project asset valuation, project performance measuring;;

    - Facilitated site visits, communication sessions, and presentations;;

    - Supervised and coordinated all activities to bring out ease and flow in the task;;

    - Constantly developed recommendations for program improvement based on feedback from clients.

  • Role 2: Research and Outreach Associate for promoting civic engagement in urban planning

  • - Launched the 2011, 2012 and 2013 “US-China Roundtable for Future Cities” as chief producer, established the first grassroot dialogue for American and Chinese young leaders on urban issues. Event received significant attention from professionals, media, and high level government officials from both countries;

    - Performed in-depth research on cutting edge topics, including "Carbon Trade and National Strategy" in 2009, discusses how to adopt to a new urban development pattern in midst of GHG capping;;

    - Produced “American Planning ABC”, an introductory book to American urban planning in Chinese language, and “APA China Projects Collection”, a summary of selected APA demonstration projects in China with insights of planning discussions and experimental practices;

    - Founded "Chinese Young Planners Network" as a professional advancement platform for Chinese young planners in the U.S.

  • Training Specialist in Urban PlanningAmerican Planning Association, Washington D.C. US,  12.08 - present

  • - Managed APA's Mayor Urban Planning Training Program by conducting active promotion, contracting, budgeting, schedule arrangement, lecture translation, and on-site teaching.

    - Facilitated more than 600 of Chinese mayors and officials for urban planning training boot camps in the States.

    - Recognized by multiple levels of governments of China for high quality professional service.

  • Director Assistant, Project Development – Franshion Properties Co.,, Beijing, China, 06.02 - 09.07

  • - Worked part‐time (’02 ~ ’05) and full‐time (’06 ~ ’07) under direct supervision of principal‐in‐charge;

    - Prepared market studies & budget pro forma for several residential development & urban renewal projects.


    1. "US-China Eco City Policy Study (ongoing)": provided planning and management advices as planning expert in the ‘Central Working Group’ for four quantifiable eco city demonstration in China. Project was funded by US Dept of Energy, China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and Brookhaven National Lab as a critical component of “US-China Ten Year Framework (TYF)”.

    2. "Jintang Water Management Recommendation Plan": introduced “multi-level green infrastructure management plan” to Chinese cities for the first time, aiming to combat non-point source water pollution.

    3. "Shuozhou Strategic Development Research": helped “low-carbonize an energy town” by adopting a sustainable development strategy while maintaining its high energy output.

    4. "Nanjing Golden Ox New Town Master Plan": created a tourism modal of “recreational region” within the 166km2 jurisdiction.

    5. "Nanjing Qilin Eco-Science Park Conceptual Plan": invented the concept of “5-D planning” to integrate cultural timeline into physical planning.

    6. "Nanjing Liuhe Economic Development Strategic Plan"&rdquo: provided a repairing solution for transition from a heavily polluted blue collar industrial base to “healthy city”.

    7. "Jiangsu Yancheng Strategic Development Plan": attempted to balance economic development and conservation of Asia’s biggest coastal wetland with “carbon offset balance strategy”.



    Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Exp. Dec 2015

    Degree: Master of Real Estate Devevelopment

    Specialties: Real Estate Development & City Making, Management & Leadership, Development Consulting.

    University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, April 2009

    Degree: Master of Urban & Regional Planning

    Specialties: Low Carbon city planning, New Urbanism physical planning, community development, Cultural ecology preservation planning, sustainable strategic planning

    - Invited to speak on “Student Explores China” at 2009 APA National Conference.
    - Received APA’s scholarship for the 2008 China Study Tour.
    - Participated and volunteered at the Global Planners Network conference.
    - Won the “’07 Best Design Award” of the class for project of “Infinity Plaza”

    St. Thomas UniversityFredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, December 2005

    Degree: Bachelor of Arts - Major in History, Minors in Sociology & Criminology

    Specialties: Solid humanities background equipped with critical thinking skills





    Planning software

    AutoCAD 2009, Google Earth, ArcGIS 9.2

    Graphic Editing

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In-Design

    3D Modeling Skills

    Sketch-Up, V-Ray Renderer, Artlantis Studio

    Spatial Analysis

    Geographic Information System (GIS)

    Statistical Analysis

    Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)

    Web Design

    Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks

    Office Utilities

    MS Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, CD editing

    Economic & Fiscal

    economics development strategies & analysis, fiscal management

    Legal Knowledge

    land use regulations, zoning, US legal system


    efficient in oral, written, and graphic form


    corporative, enthusiastic, and outgoing team player


    English, Chinese (Mandarin + Cantonese)

    Social Science

    Geography, History, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental psychology