Eric Huybrechts is a French, Canadian, Belgium architect and urban/regional planner, in charge of international affairs for the Institut Paris Region, the largest territorial planning agency in Europe. Officer of the Sahametrey Royal Order of the Kingdom of Cambodia, he is also member of ICOMOS (CIVVIH) and the Société Française des Urbanistes.
He practices urban and regional planning activities for more than 30 years at local, metropolitan, regional and country levels as project director, technical assistant, expert, advisor, researcher, and trainer for cities, regions, countries, international organizations (UN-Habitat, Unesco, European union) and international development banks (WB, ADB, AFD, JICA, EIB, Enabel, Switzerland).
He has developed projects in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America, covering public space, urban landscape, world heritage, development plan, development control regulation, post-conflict/disaster reconstruction, slum upgrading, metropolitan master plan or strategy, economic development corridor, national urban development plan, national spatial strategy.
He has given lessons on urban and regional planning at master level in different universities, schools of Architecture, and schools of Engineering.
He is member of Prodig scientific research laboratory (CNRS-France), was director of the Contemporary Middle East Researches and Studies Center (CERMOC/IFPO), published articles and edited books.
He is involved in different networking activities as HPF, Metro-Hub, WUC, P4CA, MTPA, FNAU, PFVT, Metropolis, Metrex, ICOMOS, and Climate Heritage Network. Presently, he focuses his researches on planning and governing megacities and global cities for the climate.
He is member of Isocarp for 6 years, was member of the Scientific committee, managed Tracks in Bodo (54), Jakarta (55) and Virtual (56) World Planning Congresses, published articles in Isocarp Review and participated to Isocarp Institute activities.