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Sonia Lavadinho

Sonia Lavadinho is a prospective researcher and consultant who inspires stakeholders in the fields of urban planning and mobility, real estate development and commercial vitality to address the challenges we face in the 21st century to create better environments to live, work, travel and meet in our cities.
Focusing on human behavior and in particular the processes of change necessary for large-scale societal transformation, Sonia Lavadinho is an internationally renowned speaker on urban development themes linked to the rise of the experiential economy. She also runs workshops on territorial strategy, strategic positioning and Design Thinking where she shares her innovative design techniques in order to design new solutions for an urban life richer in experiences, where the notion of Full Time rhymes with urban life. more fulfilled on a daily basis.
A geographer whose main areas of research cover the dynamics of proximity and the proxemics of public space, Sonia Lavadinho has been exploring questions linked to more sustainable urban planning and mobility for more than 15 years. She led her research career at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland), the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France) and the University of Geneva, before founding her own consulting company, Bfluid, in 2012. , and now works closely with local authorities, national governments, transport operators and major real estate players in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and Argentina to promote more livable cities both both locally and nationally.

Transition Workshop expert since 2023.