Born in Belgium, he is an international consultant in Urban and Regional Planning, Landscape Planning, Infrastructure and Environmental Management with more then 25 years research and planning experience; his consultancy is based in Munich / Germany.
He has degrees in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Regional management and is Professor and Lecturer at the Brussels University Faculty of Architecture (ULB) / Belgium, Universities of Munich / Germany, Lille / France and Perm University / Russia.
As planning consultant, he has gained professional experience worldwide, e.g. as expert for the EU Commission, the UNECE, the European Environment Agency, in the elaboration of national strategies for urban development, in regional strategies and abroad (Africa, Russia, Asia), and on the local level. He is involved in European and international research projects.
He is also member of different professional societies, honorary appointments in Europe and worldwide, IFLA Europe Delegate and is serving ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners as Secretary General since 2013.