Hélène Chartier

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 to support cities across the world to accelerate sustainable and resilient urban planning policies and design practices, and to bring together cities and progressive players in the built environment industry in order to accelerate the decarbonization of buildings and urban development. Hélène’s team especially leads the C40 Land Use Planning network which supports cities to institutionalize climate action through urban planning regulations; the Reinventing Cities competition that delivers decarbonized and resilient urban regeneration projects across the world; as well as the Green and Thriving Neighbourhoods program and C40’s 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.