Shin-pei Tsay

Director, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Shin-pei Tsay’s experience converges at the intersection in design, policy, and governance to transform the built environment with a focus on sustainable and inclusive transportation. She is currently Director of Global Policy for Cities and Transportation at Uber where she leads a team focused on creating a sustainable, inclusive, and multi-modal urban future, for which she was named a 2021 Sustainability Star by AdWeek. Prior to joining Uber, she founded Make Public, a social impact analysis firm that specializes in the public realm and was executive director of Gehl Institute, a non-profit that advocated for public life and public spaces. Shin-pei has also served as deputy executive director of TransitCenter, a national foundation focused on improving urban transportation, and director of the Cities and Transportation Program under the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her work was part of the American Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Shin-pei was a commissioner for the NYC Public Design Commission from 2016-2019, taught urban design at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design, and is currently a board director for SPUR. She holds a BA from Cornell University and a MSc from London School of Economics.

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