Dr. Charlotte Halpern holds a PhD in political science and is FNSP Associate Research Professor at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po in Paris. Her main research interest is State restructuring and policy change in Europe. She has done extensive research on various infrastructure (airport and light rail) and environmental policies (waste, urban utilities) in European member states and the EU. She has published on comparative European policies and EU governance in leading political science journals such as West European Politics, Environment and Planning C and the Revue Française de Science Politique. She is currently working on a single authored book on comparative airport policies in Europe, and co-edits a forthcoming special issue of Comparative European Politics on new modes of governance in Europe (2015). She teaches comparative public policies at Sciences Po and at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Grenoble. She is the scientific Director of the Sciences Po Urban and Regional Management Master Programme and the Double degree Urban policy LSE-Sciences Po. She is a member of the Sciences Po Research Programme Cities are back in Town and co-editor of its working paper series.