Hélène Chartier

Director of Urban Planning and Design, C40 Cities

Hélène Chartier is the Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40, the network of global mega-cities committed to the fight against climate change.

Hélène leads the C40’s team and programs that aim to support cities to accelerate sustainable and resilient urban planning policies and design practices.

Her team especially leads the Reinventing Cities competition that delivers decarbonized and resilient urban regeneration projects; C40’s Land Use Planning network which supports cities to institutionalize climate action through urban planning regulations; as well as the Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods program and C40’s workstream on 15-minute City.

In the past, Hélène was an advisor to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. She also worked for the Paris Urbanism Agency and the global consulting firm, Arup. Helene has a Master’s degree in Science and Engineering from the Ecole Centrale, with a specialization in building and civil engineering. In the past 15 years, Helene has lived and worked in Paris, London and New York.

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