Who are we? Cécile Maisonneuve

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La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban innovations and prospective. In an interdisciplinary approach, urban stakeholders, both French and international, gather to reflect on good practices of urban development and to suggest new ways to build and rebuild cities. Mobility, urban planning and construction, energy, the digital revolution, and new usages are the five axes that structure our work. Created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010, La Fabrique de la Cité is an endowment fund, and is thus vested with a public interest mission.


Cécile is president of La Fabrique de la Cité, the think tank for urban innovations, which she joined in 2015, and a member of the scientific committee of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).
She previously headed the Energy Center of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), where she is now a consultant. From 2007 to 2012, Cécile held various positions within the AREVA group, relating to prospective and international and European public affairs. She began her career as a director of the National Assembly, where she worked successively for the Defense, Law and Foreign Affairs commissions.

Former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, laureate of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and also holds a Master 2 in history from the University Paris IV-Sorbonne. Cécile collaborated with the Foundation for Strategic Research and the Center for Strategic Studies and International Studies (CSIS). She is the co-author of a biography on Benjamin Franklin (Perrin, 2008).
A former participant in the International Visitors Program (IVLP) of the State Department (2001), Cécile is a member of the VoxFemina association for the promotion of women experts in the media.