Sylvie Lacassagne

Project Management

Sylvie speaks English, French


What Sylvie finds most interesting is being able to see local practices and uses in action. Understanding how more inclusive and more desirable public projects, better suited to people’s needs, are being put in place. She had an epiphany in the 1990s after reading “Energy and Equity” by Ivan Illich and decided to concentrate her economics studies on environmental/energy questions.

Sylvie joined Energy Cities in 2001. She holds a master’s degree in economics and energy politics from the Paris X University and has an urban environment advisor diploma from the Paris La Villette Architecture School.

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Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

In the face of energy and climate challenges, the city of Grenoble is implementing various tools aimed at kick-starting the environmental transition. Several ideas are […]

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Grenoble, a laboratory for citizen participation

Since 2014, the mayor of Grenoble and his team have been working on transforming the city into a true “transition city”, in the most democratic […]

Democratic transition factory

Democratic transition factory

Involving citizens in Europe's energy transition

In this study, we identified cities with pioneering participatory initiatives. The objective is to highlight innovative practices to understand the evolution of the role of cities and the modifications of the dynamics between players. Similarly, we seek to understand what implications these new practices have for energy transition policies and what lessons can be learned from them.

Blockchain and energy transition

Blockchain and energy transition

What challenges for cities?

The opportunities and potential issues of blockchain technology for local authorities will be addressed. We will also look ahead to determine whether and when mass use of this technology at the local level could be viable.

Local energy ownership in Europe

Local energy ownership in Europe

An exploratory study of public initiatives in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

The debate on local energy governance involves a multitude of concepts whose content is not always very clear. Notions such as “re-municipalisation”, “devolution”, “ownership” or energy “democratisation” have become strong symbols, rallying cries for a more political and local vision of the energy transition.