Shin-pei Tsay is the Executive Director of Gehl institute, whose mission is to transform the way cities are shaped by making public life an intentional driver for design, policy, and governance. Previously, Shin-pei served as deputy executive director at TransitCenter and contributed to its establishment as a philanthropy. She founded and directed the Cities and Transportation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she also led a project with Senator Bill Bradley and Secretary Tom Ridge to reform and fund the federal transportation program. Shin-pei served as the Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives, Chief Operating Officer of Project for Public Spaces, was a founding member of the NYC office for ZGF Architects, and worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop Internet strategies. Shin-pei is on the Board of In Our Backyards, Transportation Alternatives, and is a Commissioner for the New York City Public Design Commission. Shin-pei holds a MSc in Cities, Space and Society from London School of Economics and a BA with distinction from Cornell University.