180530 - New Models of Resource Management: What Role for Cities ?

30 Mai, 2018 - 17:00 - 19:00




Seminar Cities are back in town  "New Models of Resource Management: What Role for Cities ?"

Wednesday 30 May 201, 5-7 pm, Sciences Po LIEPP’s Conference Room, 254, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris


Charlotte Halpern and Dominique Lorrain present their recently published book Villes Sobres (Co-edited with Catherine Chevauché, Paris : Presses de Sciences Po, 2018), which analyzes significant experiences in resource management based on in depth studies of cities and larges urban projects in the global North and South, namely Amsterdam-Schiphol, Genève, Lima, Delhi, Suzhou, Shanghai, Vancouver, Windhoek. It combines classical writing in the social science with approaches tailored to the individual projects under study, most notably engineering studies. This dual approach allows for a multidimensional analysis of phenomena, which have a technical dimension but carry socio-political choices. How do these different lenses help us understand our objects of analysis?


Charlotte Halpern, Associate Professor in political science, Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE)

Charlotte Halpern’s research focuses on state restructuring, policy change and urban governance in Europe and South America. She currently works on congestion reduction in EU capital-cities as part of the CREATE project (EU-funded project under Horizon 2020). She recently co-edited Policy analysis in France (Policy Press, 2018 with P. Hassenteufel and P. Zittoun) and Gouverner (avec) l’opinion au niveau européen (special issue of Politique européenne, 2017, with C. Belot and L. Boussaguet).

Dominique Lorrain, Emeritus CNRS Research Director, École des Ponts ParisTech, LATTS

Dominique Lorrain’s research centres on the transformations of urban public action and more specifically on infrastructure policies. Some recent publications include: Gestion de l’eau: conflits ou coopération? Entreprises et Histoire, 50, April 2008. Trous noirs du pouvoir Sociologie du travail, 49(1), 2007, (with Pierre Lascoumes). Urban Capitalisms: European Models in Competition. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 29(2), 2005, p. 231–267.

Collective Discussion

The Seminar will be held in French

Texts available upon request:  Contact: francesco.findeisen@sciencespo.fr

Compulsory registration - For the external people to Sciences Po: You will have to arrive 10 minutes before the beginning of the seminar and to provide you with your identity papers

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