Searching for the Grand Paris

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What is the reasoning for the Grand Paris? What does the transformation of the relationship between Paris and its suburbs imply? Sign up for the second edition of the MOOC: "Searching for the Grand Paris" available on Coursera*.

*To view this teaser with English subtitles, click on the "CC" button on the bottom right of the video, then click "English."

In partnership with the City of Paris, “Searching for the Grand Paris” is an original MOOC animated by the Dean of the Sciences Po Urban SchoolPatrick Le Galès, featuring accounts from residents, association representatives, experts, and researchers. 

The MOOC contains archival footage and documents, as well as a comparative analysis of Brussels, London, and other French cities. Combining historical and comparative approaches with a discussion of controversial topics, it also reflects upon the notion of scale and questions what is at stake in the implementation of the Grand Paris. It discusses the evolution of Paris and its region, as well as issues such as ethnic and social segregation, economic growth, safety, the environment, housing, transportation, city construction, education, and culture.

“Searching for the Grand Paris” is not exclusively directed towards universities. It is free and open to the general public. This dynamic MOOC was made in collaboration with students from the University of Sciences Po along with many other contributors.

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