Research areas

  • J General legislative and executive papers
  • KZ Law of Nations
  • JX International law
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
  • NA Architecture

Research profile

In 2015, during my last year of legal studies in town planning and environment at the University of Lille, I worked for the European Council of Town Planners. Thanks to this work, I discovered the rich diversity of European legal systems in town planning and environment, and the multiple ways in which different European legislations and separate legal fields influence each other. The fascination derived from this research, led me, step by step, to pursue a PhD on the complex relation between oil flows, and the legal framework that emerges in response to and in preparation for oil-related spaces and environments. I argue that a thorough understanding of this intricate relationship is a necessary foundation for meaningful post-oil planning and careful assessment of the issue of future oil heritage sites. The case studies selected for the research – Dunkirk, Antwerp and Rotterdam – exemplify the important role that port cities, as key nodes in the system of oil flows and petroleum refining, have played in both oil-related spatial and legal development.

Research output

  1. Long Live the Heritage of Petroleum: Discoveries of Former Oil Sites in the Port City of Dunkirk

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Refining the Heritage Narrative of Post-Oil Landscapes

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceedings/Edited volumeChapterScientificpeer-review

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Activities

  1. From Deltas to Ports, From Ports to Port Cities

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  2. Séminaire de recherche IGN “De l’acquisition à la valorisation des big geodata du passé”

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting

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