Yuan Liu is China Program Managing Director for the American Planning Association. He is also Senior Foreign Advisor on China Land Use for the United Nations Development Programme and China’s Ministry of Land and Resources, as well as Chief Foreign Advisor for China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage.
Yuan has been a managing planner on a range of urban projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and other Chinese cities. In addition, he is an experienced documentary film producer and director, and has been involved as a guest producer or consultant on Chinese issues for ABC’s “Nightline,” CBS’ “60 Minutes,” BBC Radio’s China Service, National Geographic TV, and the Discovery Channel.
A native of Beijing, Yuan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and History from Beijing University; a Master of Arts degree in Architectural History from Qinghua University; and a Master of Science degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University.
Yuan has lectured extensively on urban planning, the environment, historic preservation and the U.S. media at Beijing University, Qinghua University, Fudan University, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Santa Cruz, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brown University, Tulane University, Xinhua News Agency, the Asia Society and the China Institute. Mr. Liu is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.
Yuan Liu at LinkedIn.