Bio and CV
Born and raised in Vancouver, Andrew Yan is a senior urban planner with Bing Thom Architects and a researcher with BTAworks, the firm's research and development division. He has extensively worked in the non-profit and private urban planning sectors with projects in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. He specializes in the fields of urban regeneration, applied demographics, Geographic Information Systems, neighborhood development, public outreach, social media, and quantitative research.
Andrew holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of California - Los Angeles and Bachelor of Arts First Class Honours degree in Geography and Political Science from Simon Fraser University. Andrew is a registered professional planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners. He has been a visiting scholar at SFU’s Institute of Governance and New York University’s Asian/Pacific American Institute. He has been reappointed to the City of Vancouver City Planning Commission for his second term. He is a former member of the City of Vancouver's Development Permit Board Advisory Panel as well as a member of the Academic Roundtable for the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Eastside Neighborhood House and the David Suzuki Foundation’s Climate Council.