Fabrice Carbonel, France
Because of numerous professional experiences in many industries, Fabrice has developed a good level of understanding of the needs and expectations of companies in terms of sustainable mobility. In 1998, he founded the company URBAN CAR, which offers to the customers alternative mobility solutions such as car-sharing or carpooling, for businesses and communities, proposals that included a broad offering of electric vehicles (from VP to VUL). As a result of collaboration between URBAN CAR and INEO-GDF SUEZ, Fabrice chose to join the Directorate of Strategy Development of INEO, to support the commercial development of the group in the field of new mobility. He is currently working on numerous projects for both local authorities and large institutions (industry and tertiary).
Maurice Charrier, Lyon, France
Elected to the council of Vaulx-en-Velin in 1977, Assistant Planning from 1977 to 1983, he became First Deputy Mayor in 1983. Mayor of Vaulx-en-Velin since December 16, 1985, re-elected in 1989, 1995, 2001 and 2008. Resignation from his position as Mayor in April 2009 but remains Councillor, Vice-President of Greater Lyon. He had several elected positions over the years: Rhône General Council from March 1992 to March 2004; Adviser to the Greater Lyon (Courly), he was September 1995 to March 2001 Vice-President of the Urban District of Lyon (Greater Lyon) in charge of Urban Retail; From March 2001 to December 2003, he was Vice President of the Greater Lyon in charge of Urban Policy; From 2004-2008 he is Vice-President of Greater Lyon in charge of Urban Policy and Planning; Since April 2008, Vice-President of Greater Lyon, in charge of Urban Policy and Social Cohesion. Vice-President of INTA, delegate for Europe. Board Member of the National Council of Cities.
Adolfo Chaúton, Cáceres, Espagne
Urban geographer and sociologist, Adolfo is a facilitator on social innovation. He is the founder of the Laboratory for Sustainable Development of Extremadura committed to the implementation of actions in the territory based on the integration of communication technologies and social actions. He is the author of the program of cultural development in the city of Cáceres - Cáceres Creativa.
Abdelmalek Fizazi, Rabat, Maroc
Advisor to the Direction of the Agency for Economic Development of Oriental, Morocco, Abdelmalek was head of the division of studies and prospective at the Riyadh Development Corporation where he accompanied the marketing and commercialization actions of this major urban project. Abdelmalek has been professor of history and geography. After studying Art History and Islamic Archaeology in Paris, he joined the Moroccan Minister of Cultural Affairs, where he was successively responsible for the service of Islamic Archaeology and Director of the Museums Departments. Abdelmalek was a member of the support team responsible for the development plan for the Bouregreg valley. He has been in charge of an advisory mission on Culture and Communication for the Agency of Oriental since 2006. He has organized on behalf of the Agency a "Festival of Mediterranean intangible culture" in Nador in 2007, perpetuated by the network of associations of this entrance of the Region to the Mediterranean sea. He accompanies the support of the Agency to cultural activities in the region and its contribution to the achievement of cultural facilities (libraries, cultural centers...). Since May 2011, he is supervising the study of the proposed "mining site museum of Jerada-Hassi Blal".
Alexandra Gesta, Guimarães, Portugal
Architect, School of Fine Arts of Oporto. Municipal architect in the city of Guimarães since 1980, was responsible, between 1983 and 1992 and between 1995 and 2007, for the urban regeneration project of the Historic Centre of Guimarães. This work has been, for several times, recognized and awarded - National Award from the Portuguese Architect's Association, the Real Fundação de Toledo's Award amongst others. In 2001, the Historic Centre of Guimarães integrated the UNESCO's World Heritage list. Currently, is Deputy Mayor of Guimarães, responsible for the Urban Rehabilitation and is member of the team that coordinates the urban project "Guimarães, European Capital of Culture 2012."
Breda Mihelic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Director of the Urban Planning Institute of Slovenia. Her research experience and interest is in the theoretical and empirical studies of the history of architecture and town planning, urban morphology and architectural typology, methodologies of urban rehabilitation and conservation. She was a visiting researcher at INHA Paris in 2005, postgraduate scholar in Paris (University Paris I Pantheon- Sorbonne in Paris VIII Vincennes) and in Venice (Istituto di Architettura della Universita di Venezia). She worked for more than 10 years at the Urban Planning Institute of the City of Ljubljana on the rehabilitation projects and as adviser in the field of the protection of monuments and historic urban sites. For 6 years she was involved into the cultural heritage protection and policy, working as a conservator at the Institute for the protection of natural and cultural heritage in Ljubljana. 1999- 2006 she was national coordinator for urban planning in the scientific board of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the RS. She collaborated in several international project (Itineraire Culturel du Conseil d'Europe Archeologie Industrielle in 1997, international exibition Mythos Grossstadt: Architektur und Stadtbaukunst in Zentraleuropa von 1890-1937, Reurban Mobil within the 5th framework program of EU (2001-2004, Art Nouveau in Progress and Art Nouveau & Society within the Culture 2000 program (2001-2004 and 2005-2008 etc.). She is the president of the board of the international association Art Nouveau Network.
Martti Preem, Tallinn, Estonie
Architect, Martti Preem is since 2005 the head of strategic planning of the city of Tallinn. He was architect of the Universities of Tartu and Parnu, chief architect of the cities of Tartu and Parnu. He has worked on the regeneration plans of the historic centres of Tartu and Talllinn. He was architect Historical Monuments at the National Institute of Cultural buildings in Estonia.
Ricardo Rodrigues, Guimarães, Portugal
Guimarães, 1977. Architect, School of Architecture of Oporto. Works, as municipal architect, in the City Hall of Guimarães since 2001. From 2001 to 2009 was member of the team responsible for coordinating the rehabilitation Guimarães city centre, namely its historic centre which was, in 2001, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. There, simultaneously, developed urban management, urban planning, design (of buildings and public spaces). Since 2009 heads, from the start, the municipal team MAPa2012 whose mission is the continuation, in an integrated and coherent spirit, of the rehabilitation process of the historical centre and it's buffer zone (61 ha.) to the rest of the municipality (24.100 ha.). Is regularly invited, by Portuguese and foreign universities, to share it's professional experience.
Saïd Yahiaoui, Vaulx-en-Velin, France
First deputy Mayor in charge of Finance, Economic development and Trade of the city of Vaulx en Velin, Said is also a lecturer at the University Lumière Lyon 2. He teaches at the Faculty of Economics and Management, at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon and the Institute of Urbanism of Lyon.
Michel Sudarskis, The Hague, The Netherlands
Michel Sudarskis is the Secretary General of INTA, the International Urban Development Association, since 1987. He holds PhD in Economics and Political Sciences. Before joining INTA he taught on international co-operation and foreign affairs as Associate Professor with several Universities (Strasbourg, Paris, Nice and Lille) and served with international organisations in Italy and Belgium. Michel Sudarskis writes and speaks regularly on urban issues; he has lead more than 50 international urban development missions on behalf of INTA and worked with the UNCRD in Latin America, the EIB in the Middle East, and Spanish Cooperation Agency in Morocco.
Christine Lor, Paris, France
Adviser to the President of INTA, INTA delegate for France and the Mediterranean countries. A graduate of Modern Literature at the University of Grenoble, Christine began her career at National Education and she served in various missions in a large local authority, where she worked for elected master developer for passenger services and communities in relation to contractors and construction companies for the development and implementation of a program of public investment, construction and renovation of equipment, more than 3 billion euros. She then joined RATP, where she was responsible for institutional relations and partnership in the Office of President (French and European parliaments - associations) and communication of the Directorate General for Development and urban policy. She finally advised the CEO RATP Development Group (RATP and its engineering subsidiaries (Systra) and operation / maintenance of transit systems). In her last position, Ms. Lor was in charge of relations with economic actors to achieve major transport infrastructure projects of the RATP, particularly in the Greater Paris. She has acquired a good knowledge of systems of governance at all levels, and project management. Her interest in architecture and design has earned her being elected president of the Paris School of Architecture. She was also elected municipal new city.
Lola Davidson, The Hague, The Netherlands
Lola Davidson is Programme Coordinator in the International Secretariat of INTA. Graduated as Master of urban planning, she also graduated in Geography and Mathematics. She worked in an architecture firm on metropolitan centralities. She managed a comparative study – Netherlands, France, Romania – on urban renewal, urban diversity and sustainable development, and studies on alternatives of transports in the West of Paris agglomeration. She worked in a NGO on land policy, urban settlements and public spaces in deprived neighbourhoods in Peru.