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In 2015, during my last year of legal studies in town planning and environment at the University of Lille, I worked for the European Council of Town Planners. Thanks to this work, I discovered the rich diversity of European legal systems in town planning and environment, and the multiple ways in which different European legislations and separate legal fields influence each other. The fascination derived from this research, led me, step by step, to pursue, in 2018, a PhD on the complex relation between oil flows, and the legal framework that emerges in response to and in preparation for oil-related spaces and environments. I argue that a thorough understanding of this intricate relationship is a necessary foundation for meaningful post-oil planning and careful assessment of the issue of future oil heritage sites. The case studies selected for the research – Dunkirk, Antwerp and Rotterdam – exemplify the important role that port cities, as key nodes in the system of oil flows and petroleum refining, have played in both oil-related spatial and legal development. I finished my PhD in January 2022, and I am currently a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft, for the Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Treasurer, Territoire Europe

1 Jan 2019 → …


  • J General legislative and executive papers
  • KZ Law of Nations
  • JX International law
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
  • NA Architecture


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