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Yan Wang: Transportation Planning is Big Business in Beijing

Posted: 7/9/2007

ENR Editor-in-Chief Jan Tuchman took advantage of attending a McGraw-Hill Construction event in Beijing to add some international flair to the theme issue A Day in the World of Construction. She shadowed Yan Wang, manager of urban and transportation planning in the Beijing office of Parsons Brinckerhoff China. On a drive across the city in Beijings notorious traffic, they took advantage of the time to record this podcast about her groups most exciting projects (such as traffic and pedestrian studies for the 2008 Olympics) and its future.

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Yan Wang:
Manager of Urban and Transportation Planning
Parsons Brinckerhoff China, Beijing

Yan Wang grew up in Hebei province and came to Beijing at age 17 to go to Northern Jiaotong University, where she got undergraduate and masters degrees in transportation management and engineering. Then she came to the U.S. to study at the University of Wyoming, where she received a doctorate in 1995. She started working for PB in its Atlanta office, working on rail corridor expansion feasibility studies and Hartsfield International Airport travel demand modeling. She returned to China to manage the urban and transportation planning group in PBs Beijing office.

From McGraw-Hill Construction
Editor & Host:  
Engineering  News-Record Jan Tuchman
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