Raphaël Languillon-Aussel is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Geneva. He holds the Agrégation teaching qualification in geography, is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Lyon, and completed his PhD in geography and urban planning at the University of Lyon. In parallel, he is a graduate of Japanese language and civilization from Sciences Po Lyon, and of history from the University of Lyon. He has also studied sociology at the University of Tokyo and public policy at Chuo University, in Japan. His research forms part of a critical political economy of urban planning. As a specialist in the evolution of the relations between capitalist regimes, governance, and urbanization dynamics, he has acquired expertise in the study of contemporary urban changes, such as vertical urbanism, smart cities, urban aging, and major events (Olympic and Paralympic Games) in Pacific Asia (Japan, South Korea, Singapore) and Western Europe.
Over the past decade, he has taught in five universities, in both France (Lyon, Nantes, Rouen, and Perpignan) and Japan (Chuo University), as either a teaching assistant or a lecturer. In addition to his academic activities, he has also worked in the private sector, for companies such as Vinci, as a consultant on urban change, and as a member of the scientific committee of CLAMEUR (Connaître les Loyers et Analyser les Marchés sur les Espaces Urbains et Ruraux, a private-sector observatory of residential rents in France). He is a former fellow of the Palladio Foundation and the Schmidheiny Foundation for his research in the field of real estate, and is an alumnus of the Center for Olympic Studies, the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for foreign scholars, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences, and the École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO – French School of the Far East).
University of Geneva web page: www.unige.ch/gedt/membres/languillon-raphael
Personal website: www.raphael-languillon.com
Academia page: https://unige.academia.edu/Rapha%C3%ABlLanguillonAussel
LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/raphaellanguillon