The Mexico study trip report is online!
- Rapport de voyage © Ecole urbaine
Between the first and the second semester, the students of the master Governing the Large Metropolis went ON STUDY TRIP to Mexico to develop a collective inquiry.
Each year a specific research question shapes the choices of site visits, meetings, interviews, observations, data collection and encounters. In 2019, the main research question for Mexico City was: “How political change is affecting policy change?”
The main goal of the study trip is to collect data for a collective report on the governance dynamics of a large metropolis. The students work altogether or divide by team, all day long to collect qualitative and quantitative data, debriefing late in the evening about evidence, interpretations, difficulties, contrasting feelings. Meetings with policymakers, corporate executives, community leaders and other actors are planned in advanced. Downtown and suburbs are covered trying to grasp at best the metropolitan dimension and tensions related to multilevel governance.
In the second semester, the students decide the Report’s Table of contents and then work by teams to assure the writing of the chapters, maps, charts and infographics, sketches and the layout of the book.