Laurence de Carlo was originally trained as an Engineer in Urban and Regional Planning. She has been interested in Territorial Governance for a long time. More specifically, her research interests focus on multiparty decision processes in planning and environment that involve public and private actors, economic and political ones, NGO’s representatives and individual citizens. Her stance is at the same time to enhance participative democracy and to improve the decisions to be taken. Thus she adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, using concepts coming from psychoanalytic psychosociology, negotiation and mediation theories, Buddhism, political science and organizational sociology. Her research has been published in several books and journals such as Negotiation Journal, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, International Studies of Management and Organizations, Négociations, Revue Française de Gestion. In 2001, Laurence was a Visiting Scholar at HEC Montreal and at the PON (Program On Negotiation) at Harvard. She recently published a chapter in the book Framing Matters. Perspectives on Negotiation Research and Practice, W. Donohue, R. Rogan and S. Kaufman (eds.), Peter Lang, 2011.