Hsiang-Sheng Huang

Hsiang-Sheng Huang

New York, NY, US



Urban planner, guitar player, and a nerd.

An Innovative professional with strong analytical and design skills tackling complicated urban issues, such as: economic development, housing, transportation policy, and urban sustainability. 

A Versatile contributor handing on different projects with various skills, such as analytical research, graphic design, 3D modeling, video-editing, and web-developing.


Asian American Federation, New York, NY, US, Research Intern

♦ Utilized census data to create GIS maps and analysis of Asian American in New York City to identify key information.
♦ Provided assistances in public meetings and events that advocate pro-Asian-American policies to elected officials.

Nov 2013 - current

Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory, New York, NY, US, Project Intern

Mainly prepared researches and presentations for artist Mary Miss’ art project focusing on urban sustainability – “Broadway: 1000 Steps” and its exhibition at AIA NY Chapter. Also assisted in marketing and managerial matters.

Key Achievements:
♦ Selected and refined students’ portfolios and proposals for one of the major parts in the exhibition, which was “Academic Partnership”.
♦ Conducted researches and created equivalencies for the project to enhance the project’s scientific soundness and educational influence.
♦ Developed Broadway: 1000 Steps official website and designed marketing materials such as the project brochure and video excerpted from 2013 Jane’s Walk.

Feb 2013 - Jul 2013

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Brooklyn, NY, US, BID Intern

Assisted the manager of Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn Business Improvement District (BID) in providing economic, financial, and infrastructural services to local merchants. Helped with the organization’s strategic planning by conducting researches and participating in public hearings.

Key Achievements:
♦ Provided quantitative insights of the organization’s strategic planning by analyzing results of the comprehensive survey of the local neighborhood in the form of policy memo.
♦ Reformed and sustained database of the BID regarding information ranged from sidewalk conditions to property ownerships.
♦ Helped with marketing matters by event planning, designing DBP Business Services brochure and BID coupon book.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Taiwan National Congress – Legislator Shu-Lei Lo’s Research Office, Taipei, TW, Legislative Intern

Analyzed policies and issues ranged from transportation, macroeconomic and public finance to public hygiene and environmental impacts. Provided legislation and policy suggestions to government agencies and legislators.

Key Achievements:
♦ Drafted a policy suggestion which was later adopted as a part of Taiwan’s healthcare system reform.
♦ Helped uncover a public servant’s misdemeanor through organizing press conference and writing press release.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010


New York University (NYU), New York, NY, US, Masters, Masters of Urban Planning

Complete training of a wide range of areas in urban planning, including economic development, housing, communitiy development, master planning, transportation planning, physical design of city, urban environment and sustainability, fiscal impact analysis, land use laws, and real estate development.

Sep 2011 - May 2013

National Taiwan University, Taipei, TW, Bachelors, B.A. in Political Science

Studied in political science with the focus on political theories, which address topics in western and eastern political philosophy, comparative government, and electoral system. Also studied in areas related to social science, which involved micro economics, public policy, statistics, sociology, international relations, physcology, philosophy, regional development, and governmental finance.

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

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