Dr Serge Salat is an architect, urban planner and expert in the field of spatial planning, urban energy planning, urban policy and finance. He advises international organizations in the field of urban development, including the IPCC, the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP-SBCI and UNEP-FI), as well as development banks (The World Bank, Asian Development Bank), national governments and local governments. He is a member of the IRP’s Cities II working group.
Dr Salat holds three PhD degrees in Architecture, Economics and History & Civilizations from Ecole d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, Université Paris IX Dauphine, EHESS, as well as Master of Public Affairs and Master of Engineering from Ecole Nationale d’Administration and Ecole Polytechnique.
From 2002-2008, Dr Salat served as project director of Ecocities and Ecodistricts urban planning in China and from 1990-2001 as project director at Aéroports de Paris (Chief Architect and Engineer), with major projects in Phnom Penh Airport, Ekaterinburg, Catania, and Abu Dhabi. He is currently president of the Urban Morphology and Complex Systems Institute in Paris as well as board member of bpifrance lab.
He is the author of two books: Cities and forms, On Sustainable Urbanism (2012) and The Sustainable Design Handbook-China (2008) as well as numerous other peer reviewed scientific papers and chapters in collective books on issues related to urban planning and urban economics.