Dr Sebastien Darchen

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
s.darchen@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53910

Overview

Research Interests

  • Urban regeneration
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Creative industries
  • Globalisation

Research Impacts

Dr. Sébastien Darchen joined the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Queensland in 2011 after being affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University, Toronto) from 2009 to 2011. He was a Faculty member of the City Institute in Toronto. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Canada Research Chair on the Socio-Organizational Challenges of the Knowledge Economy (Teluq-UQAM, Montreal) from 2007 to 2009. He holds a PhD in Urban Studies obtained in 2008 from INRS, Urbanisation, Culture et Société (Montréal, Canada).

Dr. Darchen studies the political economy of the built environment with a focus on the strategies of urban stakeholders involved in the provision of the built environment (Developers, City Planners, etc.).

Hi main research area is the urban regeneration of city centres and inner-city suburbs (Canada, U.S, France and Australia). Dr. Darchen also analyzes creative economy policies and their effects on the localisation of creative economy firms (e.g., video game companies). His current research is on the factors influencing the emergence and growth of local music scenes in cities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Urban Planning, Université Paris VIII
  • Master in Urban Planning, Université Paris VIII
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Urban Planning, Paris West University Nanterre La Defense
  • Master of Philisophy, UCT(ZA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, L'Université du Québec à Montréal

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Darchen, Sebastien, Johnson, Laurel, Sipe, Neil and Mongard, John (2020). Project implementation. In Dominique Hess and Cristina Hernandez-Santin (Ed.), Placemaking fundamentals for the built environment (pp. 177-199) Singapore, Singapore: Palgrave McMillan. doi:10.1007/978-981-32-9624-4_9

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Searle, Glen (2019). Conclusion. In Sébastien Darchen and Glen Searle (Ed.), Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability (pp. 197-207) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Napoli, Amanda, Darchen, Sébastien and Spivack, Donald (2019). Los Angeles, United States adaptive re-use of buildings to regenerate the inner-city. In Sébastien Darchen and Glen Searle (Ed.), Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability (pp. 135-147) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Searle, Glen (2019). Planning innovation politics and process for urban sustainability. In Sébastien Darchen and Glen Searle (Ed.), Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability (pp. 1-11) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Poitras, Claire (2018). Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city. In Glen Searle (Ed.), Compulsory property acquisition for urban densification (pp. 67-80) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.1201/9781315144085-6

  • Darchen, Sebastien (2016). Toronto: Creative City Practice and Redevelopment in the Entertainment District. In Culture, Creative Industries and Urban Regeneration (pp. 189-197) China: WQ Book.

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2014). Attracting knowledge workers and the creative city paradigm: Can we plan for talent in montreal?. In Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: The Social Dynamics of Innovation (pp. 141-158) Toronto, ON Canada: University of Toronto Press.

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2014). Attracting knowledge workers and the creative city paradigm: can we plan for talent in Montreal?. In Jill L. Grant (Ed.), Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: The Social Dynamics of Innovation (pp. 168-189) Toronto, ON, Canada: University of Toronto Press.

  • Darchen, Sebastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2010). Attracting and retaining knowledge workers: the impact of quality of place in the case of Montreal. In Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Javier Carrillo and Tan Yigitcanlar (Ed.), Knowledge-based development of cities and societies: integrated multi-level approaches (pp. 42-58) USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-721-3.ch003

  • Darchen, Sébastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2010). Chapitre 1. La thèse de la « classe créative ». In Rémy Tremblay and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Ed.), La classe créative selon Richard Florida (pp. 17-37) Marseille, France: Presses universitaires de Rennes. doi:10.4000/books.pur.26546

  • Darchen, Sebastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2010). La thèse de la «classe créative» : Revue des écrits et perspectives de recherche. In Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Rémy Tremblay (Ed.), La classe creative selon Richard Florida: Un paradigme urbain plausible? (pp. 17-37) Quebec, Canada: Presses de l'Université du Québec.

  • Darchen, Sebastien and Tremblay, Diane-Gabrielle (2009). L’intervention de l’acteur municipal au Québec : L’étude de cinq politiques familiales municipales. In Marie-Agnès Barrère-Maurisson and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay (Ed.), Concilier travail et famille : Le rôle des acteurs France-Québec (pp. 409-432) Quebec City, Canada: Presse de l'Universite du Quebec.

  • Darchen, Sebastien (2009). Vers un urbanisme de créneau. Saint-Laurent dans la région métropolitaine de Montréal. In Gilles Senecal and Laurence Bherer (Ed.), La métropolisation et ses territoires (pp. 87-103) Quebec City, Canada: Presse de l'Universite du Quebec.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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