Hélène CHARTIER, Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40, member of the Grand jury

Meet the jury’s members of the AIVP Prize Antoine Rufenacht

A personality committed to sustainable and innovative urban planning and design

Hélène Chartier is the Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40, a global cities cities committed to tackling climate change, where she contributes to develop programmes and activities that support cities to accelerate sustainable and resilient urban planning policies and design practices.

With her team, she leads the Reinventing Cities programme, a global competition that seeks to accelerate the development of decarbonised and resilient urban regeneration across the globe. Through this competition, cities identify under-utilised sites that are ready to be released and transformed and invite creative multi-disciplinary teams – including architects, planners, developers, investors, environmentalists, creative project holders, start-ups, academics and community associations – to submit proposals that can serve as a model for city landmarks of the future.

Hélène Chartier also leads the C40 Land Use Planning network, which supports cities to institutionalise climate action through urban planning regulations, as well as the Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods programme, which implements the concept of the 15-minute cities by developing ambitious pilot neighbourhoods.

Hélène previously served as an advisor to the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo. She also worked for the Paris Urbanism Agency and the global consulting firm Arup.

She holds a Master’s degree in science and engineering from the École Centrale with a specialisation in building and civil engineering. In the past 15 years, Hélène has lived and worked in Paris, London and New York.

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