Dr Shi Nan is the Vice President and Secretary General of the Urban Planning Society of China, Vice Director of the National Steering Board for Planning Education, National Commission for Planning Education Accreditation and National Board for Certified Planner System. His 30-year career in the planning area has focused on policy analysis and city master planning, which has seen him actively involved in major planning and research projects including Revision of National Planning Act of the People’s Republic of China, National Standard for Planning Terminology, Innovation in Master Planning, etc. In addition, Dr Shi Nan has worked with major international organizations such as the World Bank, UN-Habitat, the UNDP, British Council and Rockefellers Foundations, and is the elected Vice President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners.
A respected author of several books, including THE STATE OF CHINA’S CITIES, SOME OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING CHINA’S URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Dr Shi Nan’s column for the respected academic journal the CITY PLANNING REVIEW, of which he is the chief editor, is the most popular planning literature in China. Dr Shi Nan is a professor at universities including Renmin University of China, Harbin Institute of Technology, Nanjing University, Tongji University, and the National Training Center for Mayors of China. His professional background includes Senior Planner at China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, Advisory to the City of Guangzhou, Xi’an, Dalian, Harbin, Shijiazhuang etc. He is a Council Member of China Association of Science and Technology.