Scientific Researchers

Claire Doussard


Claire Doussard, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Cergy Pontoise and is a research associate at the AHTTEP lab, UMR AUSser 3329 of the CNRS in France. She received her PhD from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2017), and is also a landscape engineer (Agrocampus Ouest, 2012) and an urban designer (Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 2014).  Her research interests lie in sustainable urban planning, eco-neighborhood sustainability assessment, the territorial integration of urban projects, international comparisons, and the nature-culture relationship. She is the co-founder of the Ecourbanism Research Network, and co-directed the book “(re)penser la ville du XXIème siècle – 20 ans d’écoquartiers dans le monde “. Claire also teaches in the fields of urban and regional planning, geomatics, and heritage preservation.

A former business owner, Claire is also involved in actions relating to the professionalization of young researchers, and the transfer of knowledge from fundamental research in social science and the humanities to the private sector.

Projects I’ve been working on

Clichy Batignolles, Paris, France

Melrose Commons, New York, United States

Ilha Pura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Vinhomes Riverside, Hanoi, Vietnam



About, C., Doussard, C., & Holden, M. (2019). (re)penser la ville du 21ème siècle—20 ans d’écoquartiers dans le monde. Edition Dunod, Paris, France, 224p.

Book section

Doussard, C. (2017). Assessment of sustainable neighbourhoods: From standards to cultural practices. In C. A. Brebbia & A. Gallianot-Garrigos, Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, WIT Press, Southampton, United Kingdom, 502p.

Journal articles

Doussard, C. (2017). Assessment Of Sustainable Neighbourhoods: From Standards To Cultural Practices. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 12(3), 368–378.

Doussard, C. (2020). Exporting sustainability: insights from LEED-ND projects certified in the United States and abroad. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. Accepté sous réserve de modifications.

Doussard, C. (2020). Quelle définition de l’écoquartier vietnamien? Le cas de Vinhomes Riverside, Hanoï. Urbanités. Accepté sous réserve de modifications.