Panelists for the peer-to-peer Panel in Le Port, La Réunion, France
9-16 April 2011

Maurice Charrier, Vaulx-en-Velin, France
altElected 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, reelected 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.





Didier Drummond, Paris, France
altArchitect and urban planner, Didier studied Fine Arts under the guidance of landscaper Bernard Lassus. He learnt his craft in Brazil with the Oscar Niemeyer practice and the «favelas» of Rio de Janeiro. In 1978, on his return from Brazil, he was awarded his architect’s diploma and published his thesis on the informal housing. Subsequently, he won many commissions and was given full responsibility of a wide variety of projects. In 1981, he established his own practice and worked on a wide variety of projects covering urban planning and landscaping, dwellings, public sector projects, rehabilitation of older buildings and furniture design. Since 1997, he lectured in architecture and urban planning both in France at Ecole d'Architecture Paris Seine, and at the University of Beirut in Lebanon. Nominated as special advisor for urban development he is a member of several International Architectural and Urban planning jury: Urban Development of St Denis University in North Paris area; Public infrastructure in France and Lebanon; Urban planning, Public spaces and Landscaping of several districts in Paris and Beirut.




Endrik Mänd,Tallinn, Estonia
altEndrik Mänd was born in 1972 in Tallinn, Estonia in the family of architects. He graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts as an architect in 1995 and participated in a Master Course "Master Européen en Architecture et Developpment Durable" in Louvain Catholic University in 1996.
Mr Mänd started his career as a practicing architect in 1994, since 1998 has been working on different posts in the Tallinn Urban Planning Department, including the regional architect for Nõmme and Inner City districts, head of Planning Unit, director of Comprehensive Planning Office and from September 1st, 2007 he is the Chief Architect of the City of Tallinn.
The Chief Architect’s main areas of responsibility in today’s fastly changing social and economical landscape is to reduce the influence of urban sprawl and stand for improvement of multifunctional urban space in Tallinn in order to make the city an attractive living place for different social groups. For the last 4 years strong emphasis has been put to completion of several comprehensive and thematic plans of Tallinn.





Andrew Mather, Durban, South Africa
altAndrew A. Mather is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986. After graduation he was employed by the eThekwini Municipality (then the Durban City Council) as an engineer. In 1993 he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management) from the University of South Africa. In 2003 he took up a strategic management position as the Project Executive: Coastal and Catchment Policy, Co-ordination and Management. His coastal management responsibilities include the development of a coastal management programme, the development of coastal and catchment policies, providing input into national and provincial legislation and projects, coastal setback line development, shoreline management and other coastal related issues. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Environmental Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the field of sea- level rise, beach response and adaptation along the South Eastern coastline of Africa. He was the main technical author of Sea-level rise: trends, impacts and mitigation for South Africa, In: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): South Africa Country Report, 2009. Recently nominated by the Minister of the Environment as a one of four South African scientists to the IPCC he has been nominated as an Expert Reviewer in the IPCC Working Group II for the forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5): Climate Change 2013: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers and a Member of the South African Institute of Municipal Engineers. He has been involved with projects in Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion and South Africa.


Jerome Ntibarekerwa, Mombasa, Kenya
altJerome Ntibarekerwa is the Secretary General of the Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA), based in Mombasa Kenya. PMAESA works towards improving conditions of utilization and management of ports in the region as well as enhancing their efficiency. Jerome joined PMAESA in December 2005 from Common Market of Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA), where he was Director of Infrastructure Development. His main responsibilities were development of the regional harmonization programmes for ports, air, railways, roads, energy and telecommunications. He has vast experience in infrastructure development spanning about 20 years. Prior to working for COMESA he was the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport, Posts & Telecommunications in Burundi, where he was overseeing sectoral policies and managed all transport projects at the ministry. He also worked as the Secretary General of Burundi National Road Safety Council & was a Consultant for the World Bank in the Transport Sectoral Project. Jerome has been chairman of the Burundi-Tanzania Commission and was an expert for the Kagera Basin Organisation railway project. Jerome holds a Masters Degree in Transport Econo






Cesar Salvador Artola, Gipuzkoa, Spain
altCesar is Regional Planning Director of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa (Spain).
Cesar has a long experience in port management. He has been Port Labour Director of Puertos del Estado (Madrid).  2002-2007, General Secretary of the Port Authority of Pasajes. 1990-2002 and Board member of different port authorities: Port Authority of Bilbao (2004-2007); Port Authority of Gijón. (2002-2004); Port Authority of Pasajes. (1993-2002)
Cesar has been trained in Infrastructure in a market economy. Harvard Kennedy School. (Boston) July 2010; Port Management. IESE (Madrid) 2006.; Competition Law. Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) 2004; Master in Environmental Law. Basque Country University (1988); Bachelor in Law. Basque Country University (1987); Bachelor in Philosophy. Basque Country University (1986).
Member of the Governing Board of INTA







Pablo Samaniego, San Sebastián, Spain
altPablo is an associate architect in the agency Samazuzu.
Graduated from Barcelona ETSAB. Specialty Project, Planning and History in 1992. He founded an architecture company in Barcelona with architect Sart Francisco Camargo Zuzunaga. In 2000, they opened their architectural practice in San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa. In 2009, winner of the procedure for the control, management, and technical assistance and general coordination of the launch of the competition for the master plan for the bay of Pasajes Gipuzkoa.
Besides his practice, Pablo has many academic activities: in 2001 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Architecture UCD University College Dublin. In 2010, jury for Project Graduation Los Angeles-Barcelona at the School of Architecture at the International University of Catalunya. Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape of Bordeaux in the context of the Biennale of Architecture in Bordeaux "AGORA 2005-2006", under the theme of urban development in the area Bordeaux-Bastide. Jury of projects under the program "A Commuting Device" at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin School of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Design. Jury of project "House With Parametric Design" as part of the Master program "Digital Tectonics Research Studio" in IAAC Institute Arquitectura Avançada de Catalunya, Barcelona.



Philippe Serizier, Paris, France
altPhilippe Serizier is currently consultant to the OECD LEED program (program of action and cooperation for economic development and local employment). Trained as economist, his career was spent in the field of engineering projects of territory, through pilot programs for urban and territorial development for the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (France). From 2005 to 2009 he was Head of Project for the long-term sustainable development plan of La Reunion, attached to the development agency of the Regional Council.







Jonathan Woodroffe, Amsterdam , The Netherlands
altJonathan Woodroffe, London, graduated from the University of Portsmouth Department of Architecture in 1989, where he received his degree and diploma. In 1997, Jonathan co-founded S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam. He works freely between the disciplines of architecture and urban design and has over 19 years experience of working on large-scale urban and architectural projects. He works closely with his partner Dominic Papa to provide input into all projects undertaken by the studio. As an architect, Jonathan has been director-in-charge of several award-winning projects for S333 Architecture + Urbanism. He was co-responsible for S333's first completed project, Schots 1+2 in Groningen, which was voted the Best Building in Groningen in 2003 and shortlisted for the 2003 Mies van der Rohe Awards for Contemporary Architecture. He was director-in-charge of Block 7+9, a mixed-use residential building in OMA's masterplan for the centre of Almere, the Netherlands. The masterplan has won several international awards for its ingenious architectural approach including the NEPROM-prize 2007, the RESTORE Award 2008 and an ICSC MERIT Award 2008. As an urbanist, Jonathan has been responsible for strategic regeneration plans, masterplans and large-scale urban visions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, USA, Norway and Latvia. Most recently he was director-in-charge for a draft masterplan for an 80-hectare waterfront site around the Bay of Pasaia, San Sebastian in Spain. Previous to co-founding S333 Architecture + Urbanism, Jonathan worked for architects Neutlings Riedijk (Rotterdam), Wilkinson Eyre (London), The Architects Collaborative (Boston) and John Patience and Associates (Wellington). He has taught and lectured at many Schools of Architecture across Europe including the Architectural Association in London and at the Academies van Bouwkunst in Tilburg, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Wilfrid Bertile, La Réunion
Professor of geography, Doctor of Arts and Humanities, Wilfrid Bertile was Professor at the University of La Reunion, where he taught geographic development, European integration, South and West Indian Ocean. He has held several elective offices (mayor of Saint-Philippe, County Councillor, Regional Advisor). MP of Reunion Island from 1981 to 1986, he was the head of a parliamentary mission who presented to the Prime Minister a report on "Housing in the overseas counties”. Vice-President of the Regional Council from 2004 to 2010, he was in charge of mobility and regional cooperation.
He served from 2001 to 2004 as Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission, an interstate organization regrouping Comoros, France as La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Alain Gaudin, La Réunion
altAlain Gaudin was elected to the Regional Committee of Marine Fisheries, vice president in charge of relationship with the European Union. He has been elected to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Reunion since November 2004, Chairman of the Committee on Ports. He is also President of APOI and Treasurer of AIVPOI. In 1996, he founded the company TECHNIPECHE, and became its CEO in 2000. He was director and manager of a food company (ENAA) and previously worked in other food companies and as a consultant in La Réunion, New Caledonia, and abroad (Benin, Djibouti Rodrigues). He was a cooking teacher from 1980 to 1986 at the Lycée Saint-Denis de la Reunion.

Michel Sudarskis, INTA
altMichel 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, Spanish Cooperation Agency in Morocco.


Lola Davidson, INTA
Lola inta39 copyLola 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.







Christine Lor, INTA
altChristine is Advisor to the President of INTA and in charge of the relationship with French speaking members. She co-animates the INTA Community of Competences on Innovation, Services, and Territories and its sub-group on Tourism and Innovation. Former technical Advisor at the RATP (Public transportation company for the Paris Region), in the department of Development and Territorial Action, Christine began her career in the Ministry of Education then moved to a large local authority, where she worked with architects and developers for the development and implementation of a 3 billions Euros program of public investment, construction and renovation of educational facilities. She then joined the RATP, where she was successively in charge of Institutional Relations, advisor for the General Director for Development of the RATP Group. Before her retirement, Christine Lor was in charge of relations with regional economic stakeholders engaged in a major transport infrastructure projects. She has been president of a Parisian School of Architecture. Christine graduates in Modern Literature, University of Grenoble.






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