The APUR publishes the capstone realised by our students
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Four students of the Master in Governing Large Metropolis presented their capstone today to their commissioning organisation the APUR and to the Paris City Hall. Their study "Short-term rentals: an analysis of metropolitan public responses" was published online and you can read it freely.
The report is the result of a collaboration between the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (Apur) and the Sciences Po Urban School. Céline Guette, Bálint Liberman, Andrew Lombardi and Clara Maximovitch-Rodaminoff have worked on a Capstone project upon the request of both the Apur and the Paris City Hall.The purpose of this work was to compare how the cities of New York, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris regulate the short-term rentals, taking into account the particular context of each city. In order to complete their task, the students went out in the field to interview actors integral to the short-term rentals issue in both Berlin and Barcelona.
This work was supervised by two researchers: Francesca Artioli, Assistant professor at the Paris-Est Créteil University (Ecole d’urbanisme de Paris) and Antoine Courmont, researcher at the Sciences Po “Cities and digital technology” chair. This work was done in the framework of a greater research project on the short-term rentals regulation in the European cities, currently led by Francesca Artioli, Thomas Aguilera (Sciences Po Rennes, Arènes) and Claire Colomb (University College London). Claire Colomb supervised the study on the field carried out by the students in Barcelona, by facilitating and guiding interviews with the local actors.
To read the study (available in French and English).
What is a capstone?
Called also group project or workgroup, this highlight of Master's degrees Regional and Urban Strategy, Governing the Large Metropolis and the Urban Planning Programme, puts the students in professional situation. These have to answer to an order of a private or public structure on an urban or territorial problem (housing environment, planning, economic development, transport, mobility, etc.).
During 5 to 9 months (according to the course), every team from 4 to 5 students works under the supervision of a tutor, a specialist of the handled question. The project ends in an oral presentation of the students to the commissioning organisation. This period of renditions takes place of the end of May to the middle of June.