Stephan is a social scientist with a PhD in economics. He has studied at the universities of Maastricht, Lille, Paris, Brussels and Berlin.
He is currently researcher at LoUIsE- Laboratory on Urbanism, Infrastructure and Ecologies- at the Faculty of Architecture of Université libre de Bruxelles. He is also co-founder and director of the Urban Ecology Centre Brussels. His work on sustainability co-design, circular economy and social-ecological systems and was published in journals such as Ecological Economics, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development and Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.*
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), and as evaluator for several European institutions such as the European Commission, the European Research Council and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions.
Photo by Agnese Samà*.