Architect and Urban Planner, Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning (French Institute of Urban Studies), practiced architecture and planning in France up to 1993. Joined UN-Habitat in 1994, working in the area of urban policy analysis. Urban indicators and monitoring specialist in the Urban Indicators Programme (1994-1997) and at the Global Urban Observatory (1998-2005). She has worked in particular on the State of the World Cities Report. Chief of the Private Sector Unit from 2007 to 2011, she has helped profiling the private sector as a key partner of UN-Habitat. Christine Auclair is currently Project Leader of the World Urban Campaign, a global coalition of public, private and civil society partners united to advocate on the positive role of cities around the World, and to promote sustainable urbanization policies, strategies and practices.