Hélène Chartier is the Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40, the network of global mega-cities committed to the fight against climate change.

The team she leads develops various programs and activities to support cities across the world to accelerate sustainable and resilient urban planning policies and design practices. Her team also brings together cities and progressive players in the built environment industry in order to accelerate the decarbonization of buildings and urban development.

Hélène especially leads the C40 Land Use Planning network which supports cities to institutionalize and mainstream climate action through urban planning regulations and policies.
She also manages the Reinventing Cities global competition to accelerate the development of decarbonized and resilient urban regeneration across the globe. She finally leads the Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods Forum and the C40 workstream on 15-minute City.

In the past, Hélène was 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 of Science and Engineering from the renowned French College, Ecole Centrale, with a specialization in building and civil engineering. In the past 15 years, Helene has lived and worked in Paris, London and New York.