Pierre Laconte - Honorary Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport – UITP - (SG 1984-1999). UITP serves ca 3000 members, both public and private, and has offices in all continents Was one of the three partners (with R. Lemaire, and J.P. Blondel) of Groupe Urbanisme-Architecture, created in 1969 by the Catholic U. of Louvain to produce the Master plan of a new university town, within the Brussels Metropolis, and co-ordinate its implementation. It includes a new railway station. Its centre is car-free. Its shopping mall, linked to the station, attracts 8 million visitors per year. It received the UIA Abercrombie Award. Member of the German Academy of fine Arts in Berlin (section “Baukunst”) and Dr h.c. of Napier U. in Edinburgh.