Shin-pei Tsay is the global head of cities and transportation policy at Uber. Her experience converges at the intersection of design, policy and governance to transform the built environment, with a focus on sustainable and inclusive transportation.

About Shin-pei Tsay

Shin-pei Tsay leads a team at Uber focused on creating a sustainable, inclusive, and multi-modal urban future. For her work, 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 ioby and SPUR.

About the Kinder Institute Forum

The Kinder Institute Forum lecture series brings thought leaders from around the world to Houston to share ideas about the most pressing urban issues facing us today. Previous KI Forum speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond, global urbanist Richard Florida, Kresge Foundation senior fellow Carol Coletta, sociologist Eric Klinenberg and New York City Park Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.