Dr Wei Yang FAcSS FRTPI was appointed to the British Library Board on 13 May 2019.
She is a renowned town planner and urban designer with considerable wealth of experience in leading large scale urban regeneration and low carbon master planning projects in Britain and internationally.
Wei is currently the Chairman of Wei Yang & Partners, an award-winning urban design and master planning practice in London. The firm supports and fosters knowledge transfer between practice and research, and is a member of Westminster Sustainable Business Forum. Wei is a Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Client Adviser. She is also a key figure in promoting green & low-carbon development approaches in China.
She served as the Co-Chair of the UK-China Eco-Cities & Green Building Group (2013-2016), and has chaired and spoken at numerous conferences and missions to broadcast UK’s best planning practice worldwide, including the UK-China Business Summits during several state visits.
Actively promoting joined-up thinking between different professionals, Wei is the President for 2021 of the Royal Town Planning Institute, an Independent Trustee of the Landscape Institute, and a Board Trustee of Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre.
Wei is a member of the Capital Projects Committee and also of the Library’s Fundraising Advisory Group.