Charlotte Chowney obtained her Master's degree in Geography and Territorial Sciences at the University of Geneva in 2012. With an orientation in Territorial Development and Geographic Information, this programme specialised her in the cultural and political fields of territorial and environmental representations and policies. Her Master's thesis focused on the topic of representations of nature in the city, covering the conflicts between nature and the city that arise from their classification and the historical construction of their representations. She completed her training with a Master of advanced studies (MAS) in Sustainable Urban Planning while working at the Urban Planning Office of the Canton of Geneva. She currently works in the Landscape Architecture department of HEPIA as a research scientist. Her research within the Paysage Projet Vivant group focuses on landscape awareness tools and the landscape approach in local and regional planning and development projects.