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Hello, I'm William Li

I also go by Cheuk-hin in Cantonese and Zhuoxuan​ in Mandarin. My pronouns are he/him. Welcome to my website!


I recently completed my Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) at McGill University, and I am eager to do more meaningful work in urban planning. I currently live and work in Richmond, British Columbia.


While you are here, I invite you to check out some of the urban planning projects that I have worked on:


William Li
M.U.P., B.Arts Sc.

Recent Projects

Check out some examples of my urban planning work.


Housing is On the Line: How Public Transit Can Help Tackle Canada's Housing Crisis

Type: Report

Client: Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)

Role: Project Team Member

  • Worked with David Cooper (Leading Mobility), Julianna Charchun (Julianna Charchun Consulting), and Don Iveson (Civic Good and former Mayor of Edmonton) to create a suite of policy recommendations for a national report on integrating public transit with housing supply and affordability outcomes

  • Facilitated in-person roundtable engagement sessions with municipal planners, transit officials, development executives, senior federal and provincial public sector staff, and elected politicians

  • Individually contributed a majority of the written text and background research in the final report

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Aquatics for All: Equity and Decision-Making in the Planning of Municipal Swimming Pools

Type: Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) Capstone Project

Role: Author

  • Compared urban planning approaches to equity, public engagement, and decision-making across Greater Vancouver in the context of municipal aquatics infrastructure

  • Interviewed key observers, including municipal planning officials, recreation planning consultants, and other stakeholders relevant to the planning of municipal swimming pools, recreation infrastructure, and civic facilities



Re-Attracting Customers Through Fare Policy

Type: Report

Client: Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)

Role: Author

  • One of two authors of a guide on transit fare strategies for Canadian transit agencies that are trying to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Evaluated 12 fare strategies against a set of six criteria and wrote analysis for each strategy in consultation with several transit agencies across Canada

  • Researched case studies across Canada and the United States

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Habitat Hippodrome

Type: Development Proposal

Role: Project Team Member

  • Worked in a large team to create an affordable housing development proposal

  • Worked in a team of five to create the business case, with a focus on aligning the project proposal with federal and municipal housing policies and funding programs

  • Worked individually to create all charts, graphs, and data visualizations in the final report using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator

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For more examples of my work, please check out my CV or get in touch with me!

About Me.

I care deeply about making our communities better places to live, and that is what motivates me to pursue the work that I do in both planning and politics. 

I have comprehensive planning experience from working on over half a dozen planning projects at Leading Mobility Consulting, including writing a national report on housing and transit that was informed by a multi-sectoral engagement process and co-writing a guide on transit fare strategies in consultation with transit agencies across Canada. I also have bespoke experience working as a political staffer for a BC Government MLA, including designing and creating all of their community outreach materials, as well as engaging with senior public sector staff, community groups, and local residents with a high degree of political sensitivity.

Through my professional experience, as well as my Master of Urban Planning degree, I have gained deep knowledge of housing, public transit, and government, particularly in a British Columbia context. I am also skilled in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, ArcGIS and QGIS, G Suite, iWork, and Microsoft Office Suite. To learn more about what I have experience in, please check out the rest of my website or get in touch with me.

Get in Touch

I can speak English, Mandarin (國語), and Cantonese (粵語).

(778) 833-3176

Thanks for reaching out to me!

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