Stephane Kirkland is a highly-engaged participant in the global debate on the future of cities within a deeply committed environmental worldview.

He currently works as a consultant on environmental and urban matters while teaching urban affairs at the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris (“Sciences Po”)  and at the City of Paris Engineering School. He also writes and lectures on environmental and social subjects with relation to cities.

Stephane’s book on the Second Empire Transformation of Paris, Paris Reborn: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann and the Quest to Build a Modern City, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2012 and in paperback by Picador in 2013.

Stephane was  born in Paris, of French and American parents. He graduated as a qualified architect (DPLG) from the École d’Architecture Paris-Villemin (today ENSA Paris-Malaquais), and completed advanced degrees in history and urban law and economics as well as obtaining an MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University, in 2000.

He has worked as an architect, consultant and manager in the U.S., U.K., France, Netherlands and Belgium.

You can contact him by e-mail at

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