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Charles Liu

Charles Liu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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Employment 

URS Corporation, Senior Assistant Planner

Urban Design: Designed site plans and 3D models to assist senior designers. Developed graphics and analyzed case studies to support project's design concepts.
Strategic Planning: Researched and analyzed geographic locations, higher level planning polices, and local market environment to determine projects' orientation and appropriate programs.
Project Management: Managed teams of 4-6 planners/analysts to efficiently complete projects that maximized profit margin and met corporate's QA standards. Coordinated cross-department projects to ensure consistency.
Client Relations: Communicated with clients to strengthen partnership. Presented projects to clients and government agencies for approval.

Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
 

City of Sierra Madre Development Services Department, Planning Intern

Researched local, state and federal planning policies which supported senior planners in drafting the general plan update.
Examined local zoning archive and created the city's zoning map using ArcGIS software.
Corresponded with neighbors to address zoning concerns.
Reviewed and evaluated subdivision and variance application according to local zoning ordinance.

Oct 2008 - Oct 2009
 

Home and Land LLC., Project Manager

Investigated potential development sites and generated project feasibility report to assist management to make decisions.
Coordinated among owners, architects, engineers, financial institutions and government agencies to expedite the processing of a condominium development.
Facilitated neighborhood communication with the company by hosting meetings to resolve neighbors' concerns.

Mar 2008 - Oct 2009
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Masters, Master of Design Research in Urban Planning, Design, Policy

Urban Design

Oct 2009 - Dec 2010
 

University of California, San Diego, Bachelors, Urban Studies and Planning

Oct 2004 - Mar 2008
 

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