Siqi Zhu

Director of Planning & Urban Technology, Associate Principal

Siqi focuses on building resilient and equitable cities with a unique mix of backgrounds in urban planning, strategic design, and urban technology. He is Associate Principal and Director of Planning and Urban Technology at Sasaki’s NYC office, and heads Sasaki Strategies, the firm’s product, data science, and research and prototyping team.


Siqi has led complex city-wide strategic plans, innovative district-scale developments, and public realm transformations, including at Sidewalk Toronto, Alphabet’s demonstration urban development project. As a technologist, he focuses on prototyping purposeful, value-aligned urban technology applications that contribute to more resilient, equitable, and livable cities, including “streets of the future” pilots and urban environmental sensing networks. He also teaches at Harvard’s Masters of Design Engineering program, working with students to develop speculative, mission-driven technology concepts.