Senior Project Manager

La Fabrique de la Cité

Elsa Charon is currently a senior project manager. She essentially works on city governance stakes and on new territory development models in relation to ecological transition.

Graduated from Sciences Po Paris and holder of a master’s degree in town planning from La Sorbonne University (Paris), Elsa has dedicated her career to local territories, initially with a focus on urban and economic development and then on ecological and energetic transition issues.

She previously worked as a consultant for territory authorities (SCET, Espelia, Auxilia) as well as for sustainable development non-profit organisation and semipublic study agencies (Institut Paris Région, Comité 21, Agence d’Urbanisme et d’Aménagement de Toulouse). Her core areas of expertise includes the economic development of small and medium-sized cities, energy efficiency topics, ecological transition governance stakes and the integration of climate issues in city planning. As a consultant, she has also acquired considerable experience in applying coconstruction and concertation methods with the stakeholders in the various projects she worked on.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.