Stephan is a social scientist with a PhD in economics. He has studied at the universities of Maastricht, Lille, Paris, Brussels and Berlin. He has authored numerous academic publications covering topics in socio-economics, urban economics and urban ecology*. Stephan has worked as scientific consultant for the Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, the European Trade Union Institute and the regional governments of the Nord Pas-de- Calais (France) and Acre (Brazil), as well as several European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Research Council and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions.
Stephan is interested in the intersection between thought and action. Besides his research and consultancy activities, Stephan manages urban transition projects for the Urban Ecology Centre Bxl and his own farm.
Stephan holds academic positions at the ULB (BE)* and the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology* at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He is a co-founder of the Urban Ecology Centre* in Brussels and a co-founder of the OSMOS Network. Stephan is based in Brussels (BE).
Photo by Agnese Samà*.