Hélène Chartier is the Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40. The team she leads develops programs and activities that support cities to accelerate sustainable and resilient urban planning policies and design practices.

Her team leads the C40 Land Use Planning network which supports cities to institutionalise climate action through urban planning regulations; the Reinventing Cities competition that delivers decarbonised and resilient urban regeneration projects; 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 specialisation in building and civil engineering. In the past 15 years, Helene has lived and worked in Paris, London and New York.