Zhizhen Lu is an Urban Development intern in the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He facilitates research projects on financing, governance and design of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
Before joining the WRI, he worked as a Government Affairs Assistant to the ICT, Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Working Groups at the European Union Chamber of Commerce, Beijing office, where he fostered the understanding of European businesses on China’s regulatory environment by researching on China’s industrial policy and arranging lobby meetings with Chinese regulators. He also worked as a trainee at the Science and Technology Section of the EU Delegation to China, facilitating China-EU R&D cooperation and the mobility of researchers.
He holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of International Relations in Beijing. And he is currently pursuing a M.A. in International Trade and Investment Policy at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
He loves playing basketball, travelling, watching movies and discussing issues on politics and international relations.
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