Sylvie Fol is professor of urban planning and development at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne and a member of the research lab Géographie-Cités (UMR CNRS 8504). She holds a PhD in urban studies from EHESS and an accreditation to supervise research at the University Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne. Her research, which centers around the analysis of socio-spatial inequalities for the purpose of international comparison, focuses on: transformations of suburban territories; inequalities in mobility; segregation and social diversity policies; shrinking cities and the devitalization processes of small and mid-sized towns. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Géographie, Economie et Sociétés and Justice Spatiale / Spatial Justice. She serves on the Scientific Board of the Mobile Lives Forum and is a member of the Board of the Territorial Observatory (Observatoire des Territoires, Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires). Personal website: http://www.parisgeo.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article115.