Sophie S.S. Rousseau

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Sophie graduated as architect, in 1985, in Paris, at the “Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville”, with Edith Girard as supervisor. After several research contracts (1983-1988), for the French Ministry, in collaboration with Roger Henri Guerrand, about the origins of social housing in The Netherlands, in Austria and in the United Kingdom, she was commissioned by the European Mission of the National Federation of the French social housing organizations, to collect similar information about the others European countries for their publication “Une Europe en construction" (1992).

From 1993 to 1996, she worked as guest trainer for the training center of the civil servants of municipal housing departments (CNFPT), from 1993 to 1999, for the training center of the French federation of the housing associations (AFPOLS) and, from 1997 to 1999, for the training center of the “Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées”.

She worked as academic guest teacher, in 1989 at the London North Polytechnic in the department of History of Architecture; since 1994 for different French schools of Architecture such as Bordeaux, Nantes and Marne-la-Vallée; from 1997 to 1999, at the TU Delft for the social housing and city renewal group; from 2002 to 2005, at the Academy of Architecture and Urbanism of Tilburg. She started working for the TUe, in December 1999. She obtained, in 2014, the new “University Teaching Qualification” (UTQ).

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities