Julien was born in France and spent his early years and youth in New Delhi and Shanghai. After studying and working in France, India, China, Mexico and the UK, he moved to the Netherlands in 2017, where he was delighted to reconnect with his passion for spatial planning. He enjoys exploring, ideating and connecting with others and the world through travel and learning languages.
Before joining BYCS, Julien worked at the Bernard van Leer Foundation, where he contributed to shape the Urban95 initiative, the world’s first programme linking early childhood development and urban planning. Earlier, Julien worked at the intersection of research and practice with Mexico City’s Urban Innovation Lab, the Fondation Bouygues Immobilier in Paris and Urbz in Mumbai.
He completed a dual Master of Science degree in “Urban Policy” at the London School of Economics and SciencesPo Paris, which added a layer of specialism onto his generalist Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, sociology and humanities. He focused his master’s thesis on the intersection of technological innovation and cycling behaviour among youth in China.
Julien’s work at BYCS focuses on developing and strengthening partnerships and consolidating our partner network to better support our initiatives and projects in line with our strategy. He also focuses on supporting BYCS’s internal learning and reflection processes to continuously improve our impact model and accelerate the global transition towards cycling.