“I am committed to the creation of innovative and socially responsible places in our cities, promoting mix-used and non-merchant activities.”
Simon LAISNEY holds two master’s degrees-one in Land-Use Planning from Pantheon-Sorbonne University and a second in Land-Use Project Management. He began his career in real estate and urban planning in 2010. After a stint at the Val-de- Marne planning authority, he spent three years in the Research department at DTZ in a commercial real-estate analysis and group mapping role, specializing in healthcare real estate.
In 2013 he founded Plateau Urbain, a non-profit that connects owners of buildings earmarked for demolition with people and organizations looking for temporary space to rent on a service charge-only basis. Today he is managing director of Plateau Urbain, now a cooperative employing more than 30 staff.