Sebastien Darchen

Lecturer in Planning, The University of Queensland

Dr. Sébastien Darchen joined the School of GPEM (University of Queensland) in 2011 after being affiliated with the Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University, Toronto) from 2009 to 2011. 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 currently studies the strategies of urban stakeholders in the provision of the built environment. This includes, Urban regeneration, Creative economy policies, Globalisation and comparative urbanism and Transit Oriented Development.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Planning, University of Queensland
  • 2009–2011
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies (York University) Toronto


  • 2008 
    INRS-Urbanisation, Culture et Societe, Urban Studies


  • 2010
    The creative class thesis and the mobility patterns of knowledge workers, International Journal of Knowledge Based Development
  • 2010
    What attracts and retains knowledge workers: the quality of place or work opportunities? , Cities

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy (130201)