Researcher biography

Dr. Sebastien Darchen holds a PhD in Urban Studies obtained in 2008 at Institut de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-Urbanisation) in Montreal, Canada.

His main research area is about the political economy of the built environment. I study the political economy of the built environment with a focus on the strategies of urban stakeholders involved in the provision of the built environment especially in regeneration contexts (Developers, City Planners, Urban Designers). I am also interested in the cultural aspects of urban planning and in developing practical solutions to sustain creativity in cities.

Key words: urban regeneration, cultural history of cities, political economy.