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Shin-pei Tsay

Deputy Executive Director
New York, NY
Shin-pei Tsay’s experience in practice, design, and policy converges on transforming the built environment so that it is more accessible, equitable, and sustainable. Prior to joining TransitCenter in 2013, Shin-pei founded and directed the Cities and Transportation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and led a project with Senator Bill Bradley and Secretary Tom Ridge to reform and fund the federal transportation program. As Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives, Shin-pei developed programs that expanded community participation in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and forged connections with professionals in the public health and design fields. Her efforts led to New York City adopting the Safe Streets for Seniors program, a Play Streets program, as well as recognition by Active Living Research and the Centers for Disease Control. Shin-pei also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Project for Public Spaces, and was a founding member of the NYC office for ZGF Architects. In 2010, she co-founded and directed Planning Corps, an organization that matches urban planners with community-based projects, whose work was selected for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Shin-pei currently serves on the Board of Directors for Transportation Alternatives, ioby, and Gehl Institute.