Stéphane is in charge of collaboration projects and peer-to-peer activities involving cities, but also research actors, EU and national institutions, consultants, etc. He is particularly interested in governance issues, citizens’ and stakeholders’ engagement, mobility or sustainable urban agriculture.
Stephane holds a Bachelor in Urban Social Studies, an M.A in Urban and Regional Planning as well as an MSc in Environmental Governance. At home, Stephane is engaged in a local solidarity organic agriculture project. He lives a car-free life with his family and in order to keep his environmental footprint as low as possible, Stephane essentially travels by train to all European meetings. Ask him for tips the next time you travel!
Stephane thrives to keep a good balance between work and other parts of life. That’s why he only works 4 days per week, so sorry you won’t be able to get hold of him on Fridays.
Imagine, life is great! We have created resilient cities independent of fossil fuel that are vibrant, prosperous places to live, work and grow. Everyday people walk or bike safely to their jobs and have access within walking distance to all their daily needs because we have built human-scale neighbourhoods.
The “factor 4” by 2050 city will of course be quite different from the city as we know it today, not necessarily in terms of its physical aspect –
because of the inertia of property and street networks – but more in the way people live and use the city.
This handbook is aimed at decision makers in European local authorities searching for new ways to work towards achieving low energy cities. It is intended to give inspiration and practical advice to elected political leaders as well as civil servants to run their own energy transition process at the local level.