Wei Li

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


Wei is an Urban Mobility Associate in WRI China’s Sustainable Cities program. He manages health and road safety projects in East Asia and Southeast Asia. He contributes to research and knowledge products of sustainable mobility and cities, with a focus on road safety, non-motorized mobility, accessibility, and public transport, delivers capacity building events to cities, and strives for real-world changes.

Wei has been working extensively in the area of street and urban design especially in Asia. He co-authored several WRI reports and guidebooks for road safety, bicycle development, access to public transport, and road safety audit and inspections. He also participated in the development of national level manuals and standards in China and Vietnam. He is a Certified Urban and Rural Planner in China. Prior to joining WRI, he had experiences in urban planning and design in both China and US and conducting research on healthy cities.

Wei holds Masters degrees of Urban Planning from both Harvard Graduate School of Design in the US and Tsinghua University in China,  and a Bachelor of Architecture from Tsinghua University, China.

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