International team

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Jonathan Woodroffe
London, England

Jonathan Woodroffe has 28 years of experience on large-scale urban and architectural projects in the UK and overseas. Jonathan graduated from Portsmouth University in 1989. He worked as a project architect at WilksonEyre and Neutelings Riedijk, two of Europe’s leading architectural practices before founding S333 Architecture + Urbanism in 1997.

Jonathan’s ability to analyse and critique constructively across the disciplines of architecture and urban design has led to his participation in a number of professional design panels. He is a member of INTA (International Urban Development Association) and regularly advises city authorities across Europe on urban and territorial development. As a Board Member of Europan Netherlands, Jonathan been working with the city of Amsterdam for the last two years, championing design quality and advising on the development of future mixed-use neighbourhoods.

Jonathan believes in the innovation and added value that research and academic involvement can bring to the profession. He lectures regularly and has taught at the Architectural Association in London, the Academies of Architecture in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Tilburg, and the Bergen Architecture School. Most recently, he was a Visiting Professor at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val de Seine.

Jonathan led S333’s contribution  to masterplan Singapore’s Jurong Lake Masterplan, which will deliver 100,000 new jobs, 20,000 new homes, 16ha of new parks and new waterways. Singapore’s 2nd Central Business District, will be built around the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus and will provide over four million square meters of working, living, retail and leisure space and is designed for the flexible long-term evolution of the future economy. He is currently working on a masterplan to regenerate ‘Zone Noord’, one part of the ambitious redevelopment of the ring road that encircles Antwerp. The ambitions of ‘Over De Ring’ are to create connections between neighbourhoods, intensify districts with living and working functions, provide more outdoor space for parks and leisure and to start a city-wide social dialogue about the city’s future opportunities. 


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Sylvain Ducas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Skills : Urban and Metropolitan Planning, Urban Project Management and Mobilization of Multidisciplinary Teams, Public Participation and Communication, Content and Expertise Leadership, Publications and Conferences, Municipal Administrative Management
Main achievements : Implementation of the Organizational Structure of the Planning Department, City of Montreal (2013-2014), Management of Major Urban Projects - CA $ 75 million / year (2006-2010 and 2013-2017), Feasibility Management technical and financial aspects of the Outremont campus project (2007-2011)

Coordination and development of planning documents: Urban Plans of the City of Montreal (1992 and 2004), Montreal Development Plan (2012), Urban Agglomeration Development and Development Plan (2015), Policy (2016), Heritage Action Plan (2017) and Downtown Action Plan (2017)


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Judith Moreno
San Sebastian, Spain

Judith Moreno works in the Strategy Office of San Senbastian. She has been working in the Office for 14 years, dealing with project implementation and coordination, studies, core indicators and monitoring.  She holds a PhD in Geography (her PhD thesis is about urban, social economic and environmental regeneration of industrial metropolitan areas) and postgraduate studies in Urban & Environmental Planning; Local Development & Social Economy and Strategic Management of Cities.



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Laurie Putscher
Washington, United-States

Laurie Putscher is Director, Office of Asset Management, of the District of Columbia Housing Authority. She has a broad range of capabilities and executive experience to any challenge involving managing the built environment and building strong, diverse communities. Her expertise includes many tools for shaping the communities and world in which we live. These include physical design and construction, land use analysis and planning, zoning, historic preservation, real estate development financial and feasibility analysis


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Robert Olivier
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Robert Olivier was Director for international and national promotion at the Montreal Society of Transports (STM). He is responsible for representing the STM at international and national levels and to spread the STM expertise.  He is also strategic expert for the General Direction. He has been also invited professor at CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris-Lyon) since 2008. Since 2010, he is scientific advisor for the company Global Mass Transit based in India.He validates the content of conferences and identifies speakers. Since 2012, he is also consultant for the Governing Board of Baultar inc. as Director for strategic affairs Europe.

He is specialized in urban, sea and train transportation. Retired in 2006 from STM, he had worked in several positions to manage, implement and advise on the development of public transportation in Montreal. He has been involved in several strategic and institutional reflections in Quebec and abroad: taxi industry reform, transport masterplan of Alger


Local team

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Franck Tornicelli
Saint Fons City Hall

Franck Tornicelli, is director of the urban development of the city of Saint Fons since 2 years. He leads the commune's urban social development project as well as the 2030 agenda. He was previously head of the EST territorial team in the City of Lyon Metropolitan Policy Department and coordinated with the directors of the municipality projects of definition and implementation of urban renewal projects for sites such as Vaulx-en-Velin, Vénissieux, Saint-Fons, Saint-Priest, Bron ... In the municipality of Pierre Bénite, he served as project director of the city's political project and director of urban development. He led the renovation project of the old center and the social housing district. 


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Sébastien Sperto
Lyon urban agency

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Florian Borg
Saint Fons City Hall

Florian Borg has been director of the city's political project in Saint-Fons since 2010. He led the definition of the integrated territory project for the political districts of the city (Arsenal, Carnot Parmentier and Clochettes) which cover about half of the inhabited territory. he called-up the public partners for the construction of the urban renewal project of Arsenal Carnot Parmentier and, in connection with the territory of Vénissieux, the one for Minguettes - Clochettes. With a multidisciplinary university education (Montpellier I), he specialized in piloting complex partnership projects in Montpellier for 11 years (project on a private condominium district) or development (ZAC), then in Saint-Tropez. Fons for Greater Lyon.

He cultivates a transversal, systemic and eclectic view at different scales, and relies on collective dynamics through creative methods and the development of collective intelligence. As part of a university degree "History of Religions, Secularism and Religious Liberty" (Catholic University / Lyon III University - Jean Moulin), he was able to revisit the territory through the angle of "religion in the life of neighborhoods of Saint-Fons ". 


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Julien Lahaie
Mission Lyon Valley of Chemistry
Lyon Metropolis

Julien Lahaie, urban engineer, is currently director of the Lyon Valley Chemistry Mission of Lyon Metropolis. Specialist in the development of "large territories", he has accumulated about fifteen years of professional experience in urban project management with major developers (Public Establishment of Planning, large communities) and with the masters of high-level work (OMA, David Mangin, François Leclerc, AUC, BASE, C. Boyadjian ...).

In charge of the "Chemistry Valley" project, a 2000-hectare land project at the southern entrance to the Lyon Metropolitan area, he has been managing Lyon Guillotière's urban projects for several years on behalf of the Lyon Metropolis ( Lyon 7th, Mazagran), Blandan Park (Lyon 7th), Place Durel in Saint-Fons, the Minguettes plateau in Vénissieux, the former headquarters of the Rhône-Alpes region in Charbonnières-les-Bains (François Leclerc / BASE) and downtown Givors.



Sylvie Giagnorio
Lyon Metropolis

Sylvie Giagnorio, an urban developer at the Lyon Metropolis, is taking up one of the new positions designed to create more links between municipalities and the metropolis; they are part of a process of territorialisation of certain skills. Sylvie holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning and a DEA in spatial planning, with a basic geographer's training.

She first worked in private structures, but comes mainly from the world of local authorities, particularly as director of urban planning and development, responsible for major investment projects of the city of Brignais, located outside metropolis, and having competence in town planning. Its activities were focused on planning, operational planning and monitoring of major operations.



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Michel Sudarskis began his career in the regional department of the French Ministry of Finance, in charge of the regional economic policy of the Paris Region. Then he moved to Milan to the International Institute for the Management of Technology (IIMT) responsible for the transfer policy for urban development. For over ten years Michel Sudarskis managed the civilian programmes of cooperation on scientific, environmental and challenges of modern society (CCMS) at NATO in Brussels.

As Secretary General of the International Urban Development Association (INTA) in Paris, he is responsible for the development of the exchange programmes and transfer of know-how in many fields of urban development: new towns, urban renewal, mobility strategies metropolitan clusters, creativity and city innovation, housing and urban services, sustainable urbanism, renovation of historic centres, tourism and leisure as levers for development and urban integration, etc.


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Lola Davidson is Deputy Secretary General in the International Secretariat of INTA, at Paris headquarters. She is participating in the strategic development of the Association, coordinating the Communities of Competence under the programme Objective 2030 and the activities of the Association. She is also the support staff member for the Community of Competence Innovation for Services. 

Graduated as Master of urban planning, she also graduated in Geography. She worked in an architecture firm on metropolitan centralities.

She managed a comparative study on several European metropolises on urban renewal, urban diversity and sustainable development, and studies on alternatives of transports in the Paris Region. She worked in a NGO in Peru on land policy, urban settlements and public spaces in deprived neighborhoods.


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