Andy Yan

Director, City Program
Simon Fraser University

Prior to his position at SFU, Andy Yan was a professional urban planner and researcher who worked on non-profit and private-sector projects across North America. He specializes in the fields of urban regeneration, applied demographics, neighbourhood development, public outreach, housing, quantitative research and more, and was recently elected as a director of the Planning Institute of British Columbia.

SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE: “Bing Thom for his commitment, generosity and passion for Vancouver and its many communities.”FUN FACT: “As payment for my first urban planning assignment in Los Angeles, it included a personalized autographed photo of George Takei, Captain Sulu from Star Trek.”PET PEEVE: “A closed mind and stone heart locked in a box of hubris and dogma.”