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All the challenges of contemporary societies intersect in the city: growing inequality, economic development, conflict, cultural hybridisation, relations between government and the governed, democracy and collective choices, accumulation of data and technologies, pollution, police, mobility, financialisation, etc.
But the very places that concentrate the world's problems also concentrate the solutions. Modes of urban governance change the lives of their inhabitants.
These solutions are dispersed, precarious and constantly changing. Understanding and anticipating them calls for actors and professions that do not yet exist. That is the mission of the Sciences Po Urban School – a resolutely political project to educate those who will transform the world through the city, using a structured, professionally-focused, critical and comparative approach.