PhD in urban sociology

Professionnal background

  • Professor at the University de Lille 1(1971-1993) and at Political Studies Institute of Lille (1993-2005)
  • Assistant to the Governor of the region1984)
  • Head of the Regional Department for Professional Education (1984-1992)
  • Ministerial Staffer (1982-1986) (1988-1992) : Prime Minister, Employment, Transport, Housing, Equipment, Urbanism
  • Design of a University cycle « Higher studies in regional planning » (Sciences po Lille/ Conseil Régional  Nord Pas de Calais 2010)
  • Consultant for Pace Conseil

Elected positions

  • Mayor of Villeneuve d’Ascq city (2001-2008), population 65.000
  • Vice-president of Lille Metropolis in charge of culture (1989-2008)
  • Vice-president of Conseil Général du Nord (1998-2001), in charge of culture
  • President of the  Museum of Modern Art  Villeneuve d’Ascq (1983-2008)
  • Member of the board of the Observatory of Cultural Policies (1993-2002)

Fields of expertise

1.        Professional Education and Training

  • Design of  a regional scheme
  • Engineering  of an education project

2.       Culture

  • Analysis, prospect, design of cultural policies
  • Monitoring of cultural policies
  • Audit of cultural actions

3.       Urban Projects

  • Assistance to the design of urban developments
  • Assistance to decision makers in urban planning

4.       Regional Development

  • Networking of private and public actors
  • Organization of PPPs.

 Publications :

  • « Une ville est née » (1980) avec Pascal Percq, éditions  Cana
  • « Villeneuve d’Ascq à corps et à cœur » (2007), éditions BFI
  • « L’Art Moderne à Villeneuve d’Ascq histoire d’un musée et d’une collection (2010) Ravet-Anceau

Jean-Michel Stievenard