Hélène Chartier is director of Urban Planning and Design at C40 Cities. Previously she was C40’s Head of Zero Carbon Development. The team she leads develops programs bringing together cities and progressive players in the built environment sector in order to accelerate zero carbon buildings and sustainable urban regeneration. She especially leads the Reinventing Cities and Students Reinventing Cities initiatives as well as C40 activities on Net-Zero Districts and 15-minute City.
Prior to joining C40, Hélène was advisor to the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, where she especially leads the construction of the Greater Paris Metropolis. Hélène also worked for the Paris Urbanism Agency as well as for the global architecture and engineering firm, Arup. Hélène has a master’s degree of science and engineering from the renowned French college, Ecole Centrale. She is based in Paris, and she lived in the past in London and New York.