Featured Speakers

Professor Matthieu Glachant
Professor of economics, MINES Paristech, PSL Research University

Matthieu Glachant is head of CERNA – Centre for industrial economics and a professor of economics at MINES ParisTech – PSL. His research is in the fields of environmental economics and energy economics. Specific areas of expertise include the economics of green innovation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste policies, and adaptation to climate change. He also works with governments, businesses and NGOs on topics of shared interest. He is a Visiting Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics since 2012 and an associate editor of the journal Resource and Energy Economics.

Professor Stef Proost
Stef Proost is full professor at the KULeuven, and visiting professor at the Center for Transport Studies (KTH Stockholm).

Stef Proost is emeritus full professor of economics at the KULeuven, and has been visiting professor in France, Sweden, Switserland and in the USA. At the KULeuven he teaches transport and environmental economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business and at the Engineering Faculty. He is co-founder of the Energy Institute of the KULeuven and co-founder of the spin-off Transport Mobility Leuven (TML)). His interests are in public policy questions in transport & environment (electric vehicles, sustainable fuels), in urban economics (congestion, parking, non-price instruments) and in regional economics (fiscal federalism).

Professor Isam  SHAHROUR 
Director of the Civil and geo-Environmental Engineering Research Laboratory (LGCgE)
Former Vice President of the University Lille 1 for “Research” (2007-2012).

Distinguished professor at Lille University with about 35 years of intensive academic activity with strong involvement in the university management as well as in both socio-economic and international partnership. His research activity concerned successively: geotechnical and environmental engineering, sustainability and since 2011 Smart Cities and urban infrastructures.