Céline Gipoulon

French city planner, she is specialist of housing and urban revitalization issues. She holds a masters degree in political science from IEP Paris and in urban planning from ENPC. From 2010 to 2013 she was project manager for the French National Agency for Urban Regeneration (ANRU). In 2013, she was awarded a research grant from The Urban and Regional Policy Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States to study strategies for urban revitalization in three areas of the United States and focus especially on participatory planning processes. Over an 8-month period, she has explored the Old North Street neighborhood in St. Louis, University Circle in Cleveland, and East Liberty in Pittsburgh. For the conference, she will present an extract of her studies “Empowering the Neighborhoods: Lessons for France from three U.S. cities”