A study trip to Seoul

  • Seoul © UrbanBrushSeoul © UrbanBrush

“Who is governed and what is included in Seoul innovation policies?”. The students of the master Governing the Large Metropolis are going to try to answer this question during their study trip to Seoul from 12 to 19 January.

Known as "the miracle on the Han river", South Korea transformed from a developing country to a developed country very rapidly after the Korean war finished in 1953 and today, the country is well known for its high technology industry.

Seoul, as the capital of the country, has been the center of wealth, power, and people of the country. Today, the city wants to be smarter, more inclusive and more cultured.

The aim of the study trip, therefore, is to observe the strategies and the present status by visiting concerning public & private organisms such as Seoul City hall, Citizen cooperative association, NGOs, urban infrastructure facilities and also by visiting various urban project sites.

After the trip, the students will produce a report that will be published at the end of the year.

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Portrait: Juan Cristellys, alumnus

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Juan Cristellys, Spanish, graduated from the Master Governing the Large Metropolis (GLM) in 2015. He did his Bachelor at Sciences Po, at the Campus in Poitiers which is specialised in the areas of South America, Spain and Portugal.  

What is your current position?

I am a Senior Consultant at Eurogroup Consulting, a strategy consulting firm. I am based in Paris and I have two main missions. First of all, CRS strategic consultancy projects for companies involved in the organisation and development of 2024 Paris Olympic Games. My second task is the organisational consultancy for private and public actors in the framework of fusion or restructuration projects. 

What did you do since your graduation? 

After my master’s degree, I joined as an intern the European forum for urban security (Efus), the only European network working on prevention and security at the local level.

After this internship, they hired me as Programme manager and I spent 3 years mainly working on the following activity areas: policy consulting for the design, implementation and evaluation of crime prevention strategies for local and regional authorities; design and management of European projects (funded by the EU) up to 600 000 € per project, involving various stakeholders (municipalities, ministries, universities, etc.) and the development of Efus’ network of cities, mainly in Spain.

After three years working at Efus, I decided to join Eurogroup Consulting to amplify my expertise in other thematic areas than security, such as transport, energy or CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

What did you think of your training at Sciences Po?

Sciences Po gives you the freedom to build you own academical and professional path, since your Bachelor until your master’s degree. It is not just because of the variety its pedagogical offer, but also because of the freedom you are given to choose the topic to address through your different works.

GLM, for instance, gives special importance to your autonomy and your own interests when it comes to individual and collective works. In my case, I was always able to undertake different projects (capstone, paper, presentation, professional dissertation, etc.) linked to my area of interest: namely, policy design and consultancy on security issues. 

To sum up, Sciences Po gives you the tools, it’s up to you to activate them depending on your own interests! In my case, GLM and its pedagogical team were key in order to concretise my own project and find the topics with which I was able to grow.

Did your master’s degree make it easier for you to find work?

Absolutely! This for 2 main reasons: I always had the support and advices from the pedagogical and scientific teams of my master’s degree. This was a key factor when looking for my internship and getting in touch with potential organisations when looking for job opportunities.

Moreover, despite the eventual differences between GLM students in terms of thematic interests (transport, security, housing, etc.) we all share common skills developed during our master’s degree, which are: understanding an issue, mapping resources to address it, drafting recommendations, and being able to assess the impact of the undertaken action. All these skills have been essential to be considered as being reliable on my previous and current job.

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The Ruhr : from one model to another

2019 STU study trip
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THE STUDENTS OF THE MASTER REGIONAL AND URBAN STRATEGY WENT TO THE RUHR REGION FROM 12 TO 16 NOVEMBER 2019 FOR A STUDY TRIP.

This industrial area has undergone a spectacular economic transformation through the implementation of an urban regeneration strategy focusing in particular on cultural and renaturation projects. The Emscher Park project set up by the IBA in the 1990s is known as an example of urban transformation whose model circulates in Europe.

Today, faced with a context of demographic decline, climate change and economic and migration transition, this territory must reinvent itself and propose new models. The aim was therefore to examine the strategies deployed by the region to deal with these new challenges and to put into perspective the planning strategies and sectoral policies developed in various areas.

The aim was also to apprehend the changes in the urban regeneration model of the Ruhr, which had taken place in the 1990s. Beyond cultural strategies alone, the Ruhr aims to become a carbon-neutral green metropolis. The territory is also looking to deploy an innovative strategy to attract investors and companies, particularly in the digital sector and become a hub for startups and creative industries.

This trip was rich in meetings and discoveries. The students will now produce a report that will be published soon.

>> Discover the programme in pictures through the facebook album

>> See the detailed programme

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The Urban School, member of the Global Urban Network

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the Urban School participated at the first meeting of the world's urban institutes, hosted by the School of Cities, University of Toronto.

25 urban institutes from across five continents participated in this Global Urban Network Workshop to exchange ideas and experiences concerning the impact of their programming on urban research, teaching and learning, outreach and engagement.

During two busy days, the Urban School contributed to the common discussion concerning opportunities for international collaboration on student exchanges, joint field courses, doctoral clusters, virtual classrooms, conferences and more. Outreach and partnerships were also relevant topics on the table. We examined opportunities for global collaboration with governments, industry, non-profits and local community organizations that can advance education and research objectives. In the last session, we had also a panel discussion between scholars and city builders exploring mechanisms and processes of collaborations crossing industry and community perspectives with scholars and teachers needs and outlooks. Participants at the workshop compared strategies to address access to sustained funding, faculty and student engagement, actionable long-term partnerships. We discussed skills and knowledge necessary for the next generation of urban practitioners.

The workshop received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The next meeting will be next February in Abu Dhabi, during Un Habitat World Urban Forum, moving forward toward the constitution of an Association of Urban Institutes.

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Event: Conference of Martha Delgado Peralta

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Martha Delgado Peralta, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, will be at Sciences Po on 13 November. She is going to discuss about “Migration: Mexico’s contribution towards building prosperous, inclusive and tolerant cities“.

Information about the event: Wednesday,13 November - 5pm - Amphithéâtre Jean Moulin, 13 rue de l'Université 75007 Paris - COMPULSORY REGISTRATION

Biography

Martha Delgado graduated from Intercontinental University specializing in pedagogy and completed LEAD programme of in-depth studies of sustainable development and environment at the Mexican college. Currently, she is studying environmental policy and international development at Harvard University.

She acted as advisor to the Presidency of the National Institute of Ecology from 1993 to 1998. From 1998 to 2003, she was President of the NGO Mexican Citizens Presence (Presencia Ciudadana Mexicana) and Union of Environmental Groups (Unión de Grupos Ambientalistas).

From 2003 to 2006, she was elected Independent Deputy in the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City, where she created and chaired the Water Management Commission. In 2006–2012, Martha Delgado was Minister of the Environment of Mexico City, where she led different environmental programmes, such as ECOBICI, the first bike sharing system in America.

At the international level, Martha was Deputy Head of the World Water Council; President of Network of Environmental Management Authorities in Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (2009–2010); and Vice-President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (2009–2014). She is a member of the UNESCO Advisory Committee of Experts on Water and Human Settlements. In May 2018, she was elected as President of the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly.

Since 1 December 2018, she has been Deputy Minister for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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A new master for the Urban School!

Discover the master Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities
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THE NEW MASTER GOVERNING ECOLOGICAL TRANSTIONS IN EUROPEAN CITIES WILL OPEN IN 2020.

Why this new course? what objectives? what opportunities?
Check out the answers in this video.

Learn more about the master 

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The 2019 UdM forum rewards two of our students

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Lucas A. Cividanes and Clément Da Cruz, two students of the Master Governing the Large Metropolis, win the Jury Prize at the 2019 Urban Planners International Forum for their study of urban agriculture policies in São Paulo.

For nearly two months, the two students conducted field visits and more than twenty interviews with key actors of urban agriculture in São Paulo (including urban farmers, NGOs, policymakers, researchers and agro-ecological activists).

They focused more specifically on the analysis of the "Ligue os Pontos" policy, which, since 2016, has sought to engage the metropolis into a transition towards sustainable, resilient and circular urban development.

Their report thereby evaluates the true sustainability, efficiency and desirability of the "Ligue os Pontos" program, considering both the relevance of its governance structure as well as its territorial translation and the relationship it defines between rural and urban spaces within the megalopolis.

Discover the results of their research in their report.

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The Urban planners international Forum

Each year, the association Urban Planners International (UdM, in their French acronym) allows more than a dozen students to go on a field research in a country of the Global South. Their selected teams produce a study report on the theme selected by the association. For the 2019 Forum, the selected teams were invited to explore the following question: "Populational emergencies and ecological emergencies: What urban models of transition? "

The prize was awarded to the two students at the 2019 Forum’s colloquium, held on the 11th of October in the French Senate, during which participants presented the results of their research to a jury composed of urban planners, local policymakers and researchers.

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Thinking of applying to the Urban School?

Watch the replay
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On Wednesday 13 November 2019, a student from the Urban School and Patrick Le Galès, Dean of the Urban School answered questions from prospective students during a live interview.

Watch the replay.

You were unable to attend our past Open House Day?

Watch the replay of the Urban School:

Find out more

More information about the 2019 Q&A sessions.

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Portrait : Hugo Ribadeau Dumas, Alumnus

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  • Hugo Ribadeau Dumas, Afghanistan © HRDHugo Ribadeau Dumas, Afghanistan © HRD
Hugo Ribadeau Dumas graduated from the Master Governing the Large Metropolis in 2013. He also obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Sciences Po, which included an exchange year at Jamia Millia Islamia University, in India, where he took classes from a Master’s programme in Journalism. We spoke to him on where he is now.

What is you current job?

I work in New Delhi at KPMG, as an advisor to the Government of India. My exact position within the firm is Assistant Manager. KPMG is an international network of audit and consulting firms.

I have been assigned several types of projects in fields as diverse as urban development, tourism and trade. In very broad terms, my job is to suggest solutions to challenges faced by the Indian administration in terms of planning, strategy and implementation.

Can you tell us about your personal and professional journey since graduation?

Since graduating, I have decided to focus on the South Asia region, due in part to personal cultural affinities, but also to the considerable development challenges the region is currently facing.

Over the last 6 years, I have worked in India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In the process, I have learned several languages – Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Farsi – and have therefore deepened my knowledge of the region and its people. This has been a fascinating journey which I am keen to continue.

Professionally speaking, I have specialized in the development sector. I have had the chance to observe the sector from very different angles, through experiences with diverse stakeholders. I first started as a community mobilizer with NGOs in India, which involved heavy fieldwork. I was then hired by a french government agency, the Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency), for whom I coordinated the implementation of infrastructure projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I then moved to Afghansitan to work for Altai Consulting, where I conducted research to assess the impact of donor agencies’ activities.

It was after this experience that I started working at KPMG.

How did your education at Sciences Po prepare you for this line of work?

The most useful skill I received from my education at Sciences Po is intellectual discipline. Whether it is in terms of analytical thinking or writing skills, Sciences Po definitely taught me how to be as rigorous as possible.

Sciences Po helped me to become a very versatile professional, capable of working on a variety of issues in different roles. This constitutes the major strengths of a Sciences Po education.

Did having a master’s degree make it easier for you to launch your career?

Yes, because a master in urban governance is still relatively rare in the job market, which I believe helped to differentiate me from other candidates. However, the fact that I received my degree from Sciences Po was not a decisive factor in South Asia, as the school is not yet very well known in India and other countries of the region.

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International admissions are now open

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THE ADMISSIONS FOR 2020 ARE OPENED. YOU CAN APPLY FROM NOW ON FOR THE FOLLOWING FORMATIONS:

>> Application deadlines:

For any information about our formations, do not hesitate to contact the academic advisor of every master.

You can also come to meet us on 23 November for the Open House Day.

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The Mexico study trip report is online!

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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.

Read their study trip report

>>>> Attend the report's presentation by the students on 9 October

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Publication of the Madrid study trip report

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THE STUDENTS IN SECOND YEAR OF THE MASTER IN REGIONAL AND URBAN STRATEGY WENT TO MADRID FROM 12 TILL 16 NOVEMBER 2018 FOR THEIR STUDY TRIP.

Why Madrid? Our ambition during this study trip is to provide our students with an understanding of evolving forms of urban governance and policy-making in Madrid and the capital-city region. Through meetings with a large variety of stakeholders and site visits, we seek to examine this European city’s trajectory, marked by the 2008 economic crisis which deeply affected the city’s urban development.

Read the study trip report (FR) 

See the Facebook album

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Sciences Po Careers Fair 2019

On Friday 27 September during Sciences Po Careers Fair, find your internships, get information about recruiting companies, develop your profesional network and train yourself for job interviews
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The Sciences Po Business Fair is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with companies willing to recruit you

During the Fair students and recent graduates will be able to :

  • get information on the largest recruiting companies, their values, the opportunities they offer, and their recruitment process for jobs and internships
  • find an internship, a first job, a graduate programme...
  • develop their career project
  • develop their profesionnal network
  • train themself for job interviews

Get prepared for the fair!

Register!

Registration for the Fair is mandatory: Register Now.

Please note: confirmation of registration and student ID card will be required in order to access the Fair.

Attention ! Le jour du Forum, merci de bien vouloir vous munir de votre carte étudiante et de votre confirmation d'inscription.

Sciences Po Career Fair Friday September 27th, 2019 10am-5pm Porte de Versailles.

Key Data

  • 1500 students and young graduates
  • more than 100 companies
  • 600 professionals HR, experts...
  • Sections:
    • Finance Banking Insurance
    • Auditing Consulting
    • Media Communication Digital
    • Luxury, Distribution
    • Industries Transports Environnement Construction
    • Public French administrations
    • International organizations and NGOs
    • Start up corner

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A new Executive Director for the Urban School

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FOLLOWING THE BRIGITTE FOUILLAND’S RETIREMENT, GUILLERMO MARTIN TAKES OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE URBAN SCHOOL.

Graduate of the Paris Dauphine University and Sciences Po, Guillermo Martin began his career as an expert at DG Regio in the European Commission and then practised at Algoé. He then co-founded the consulting firm "Resolutions Management Développement" and carried out numerous assignments with large private companies, the public sector and the social and solidarity economy sector.

In 2005, Guillermo Martin joined one of the school’s Masters, the Master of Regional and Urban Strategy, as a teacher. In 2012, he was recruited by the Vitry-sur-Seine Town Hall to lead the Ardoines National Interest Operation, a development project. Then, in 2016, he joined the Urban School as director of the Executive Master in Regional Governance and Urban Development, a position he has held until today.

Guillermo Martin has also written several works:

  • Faire (re)naître la démocratie - Vers un nouvel engagement citoyen 

  • Construire le volet économique des démarches locales de développement durable 

  • Construire un projet territorial pour l'emploi et l'insertion 

  • L'évaluation peut-elle échapper au risque technocratique ? 

  • Le développement durable est-il la nouvelle donne de l'action publique locale ? 

To contact him:

guillermo.martin@sciencespo.fr
+33 01 58 71 71 53

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Our students won the second place of the 2019 Geneva Challenge!

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ANNA FECHTOR, HILLARY BIRCH, MARIA GIORDA AND NATALIE BOYCHUK FINISHED SECONDS AT THE 2019 GENEVA CHALLENGE! 

Discover above a video presenting their project.

Congratulations to them on the work done!

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Three STUDENTS of the master Governing the Large Metropolis, Anna Fechtor, Hillary Birch, Maria Giorda and Natalie Boychuk from the Columbia University have been selected among the finalists (top 5 teams) in the 2019 Geneva Challenge. CONGRATULATIONS!

The Geneva Challenge is an international competition for graduate students : "Eager to stimulate reflection and innovation on development from diverse disciplinary and contextual perspectives and with the generous support of Ambassador Jenö Staehelin, the Graduate Institute Geneva launched, in 2014, the Advancing Development Goals Contest." 

One team is selected from each continent, and this year, our students will represent Europe! 
They have developed a formal proposal for an urban health intervention addressing infectious disease in informal settlements in Accra, with a specific focus on urban governance.

At the end of September, they will travel to Geneva to compete for first place in front of a jury. We wish them good luck.

Read their proposal abstract and the team member biographies

Find out more about the Geneva Challenge

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A group project report published on cybergeo!

The urban biodiversity
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THE FINAL REPORT OF A COLLECTIVE PROJECT HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED ON CYBERGEO, THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY.

The Institute for Research - CDC was the commissioning organisation of this project realised in 2018 by 5 students of the Master Regional and Urban Strategy: Alexandre Dejean, Aurélia Hild, Roxana Rotaru, Martha Sasso and Djamila Vuilleumier-Papaloïzos.

Their objective was to identify action levers to promote urban biodiversity in the context of the metropolization process:

"Today, biodiversity is seen as a necessary element in the construction of sustainable and resilient cities, particularly through the multiple services it provides to urban dwellers. The weakness of the consideration in public policies, questioned us on the interest of the new level of decision as that of the metropolis, in full formalization. We asked ourselves the question of the acceptability of this biodiversity in the emergence of the metropolis, in particular by seeking the levers or the brakes on this acceptability which conditions the decision making.

In order to answer them, we have built a cross analysis of four case studies in four French metropolises: Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nantes and Strasbourg. We met different actors of metropolis, city and associations. Our interviews led to the identification of six levers of acceptability: The culture of nature, the communication, the participative democracy, the law, the economy and the administrative organization. In view of the answers obtained, we discuss these different categories and the concrete recommendations that emerged from them.

Read the report

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What is a group project?

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Inaugural lecture of the Urban School

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How major events transform cities sustainably? The cases of the Universal Exhibition in 2015 in Milan and the Olympic Games Paris 2024 

Speakers: 

Languages : English and French.

Mandatory registration

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Loss of a colleague and friend

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We are saddened to report the death of our colleague and friend Luciano Vandelli of the University of Bologna on July 22.

We know the richness of Italian reflection on local and urban issues. Luciano Vandelli was one of the main drivers, if not the main driver, in the legal profession.

For a long time present on this intellectual scene, he offered a highly comparative look and strongly nourished with practical experience.

Comparative, he wrote the first systematic work on the system of the Spanish autonomous communities. He was extremely familiar with the French system: he regularly took part in national discussions, published in France and frequently took part in our seminars.

Its analyses were fed to an exceptional knowledge of the field realities, Luciano having successively been city council member to the City of Bologna, Vice-president of the province and city council member to administrative innovation and institutional reforms of the Emilia-Romagna Region. His theoretical-practical knowledge was queried and he was one of the main inspiration behind the recent legislation on metropolitan cities.

To discover his thoughts, we can read, for example: «Formes et tendances des relations entre collectivités territoriales» (Revue Française d'Administration Publique, 2007, n°1), “Evolution of decentralization in France and Italy: a comparative look” (with Marzia de Donno, Mélanges Marcou, 2018) or, if we understand Dante’s language, “Il sistema delle autonomie locali” (Il Mulino, 9° edition, 2018).

All our thoughts to his family.

Jean-Bernard Auby,
Sciences Po's emeritus professor

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Final presentation "Le Clos Saint-Louis, how to ensure a transition process?"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "Le Clos Saint-Louis, how to ensure a transition process?"

Commissioning organisationEPA Sénart

Students:  Vanille Guichard, Claire Hoppenreys, Sarah Kenani, Clémence Lebozec and Elise Poredos from the Urban planning programme

Work realised

Our order concerned the implementation of an urban development project on the Clos Saint-Louis, a 130 ha land located on the banks of the Seine on the commune of Dammarie-les-Lys. This former industrial site, very polluted, landlocked, support of illicit activities has for several years been the subject of a reflection on the possible development of a new district.

Between disagreements among institutional actors, reluctance of landowners and strong site constraints (oil, asbestos and silviculture pollution, enclaves, etc.), project dynamics have become bogged down. It is in this context that EPA Sénart was entrusted by the State, the Agglomeration and the municipality of Dammarie-les-Lys, to reactivate the site, within the framework of a partnership contract concluded for 5 years, with “to develop a technical and political consensus on the conditions for the feasibility and scripting of a public development project in the Quartier Saint-Louis”. Transitional urbanism then appeared as an immediate solution to rediscover this site to the local population and to contribute to the acceptance of the idea of a future project.

Our approach has been to hold meetings with local actors and research on the history of the site in order to establish an accurate diagnosis of both the land and the dynamics surrounding it. In parallel, we carried out a benchmark of different participative approaches and transitional occupations, in France and abroad, in order to gather feedback on comparable actions. These data have been compiled into deliverables with the following key inputs: ACTORS, TIMES, PLACES and ACTIONS. 

Because of our discovery and our knowledge of the site, we have gradually reoriented our order to formulate more than a project and a transitional response, a real methodology, a process. This methodology and the project outlines are grouped into a final part of our report, the STRATEGY booklet. Our work therefore consists of both an immersive diagnosis, concrete action proposals and a project methodology that we hope to see sustained and taken over by institutional actors through a cross-cutting support mission under the title of AMO Process.

What is a workgroup?

Called also capstone or group project, this highlight of Master's degrees 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.  

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Final presentation "The Clichy-Batignolles EcoDistrict"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "The Clichy-Batignolles Ecodistrict"

Commissioning organisationParis & Métropole Aménagement (P&MA)

Students:  Ky-Anne Dalix, Julie Guittard, Karolina Obuszko and Benoît Sénéchal from the Urban planning programme

Work realised

In October 2018, Paris & Métropole Aménagement (P&MA) called on a group of students to conduct an 8-month sociological study on the practices and practices of the Clichy-Batignolles ecodistrict.

On the one hand, it is a matter of providing a diagnosis of the practices of the neighbourhood, in order to improve the consideration of the real needs of the inhabitants in the practices of the developer. On the other hand, the aim is to produce results in view of the ecodistrict certification stage 4, while proposing evaluation methodology tools that can be deployed on other projects.

P&MA is thus a precursor, since only five eco-neighbourhoods are currently labelled “stage 4” in France. This sociological survey is therefore an opportunity for P&MA to participate in a real evolution of the ways of making the city, by a better consideration of the needs of users. Already engaged in projects that enhance the participation of the inhabitants - as part of the development of the former Saint-Vincent-de-Paul hospital in Paris, in particular - it is now necessary to continue this effort on the basis of this study.

What is a workgroup?

Called also capstone or group project, this highlight of Master's degrees 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.  

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Final presentation "Conception of the intermediate hubs of the future EOLE Ouest axis and organization of the mobility week of the Grand Paris Seine and Oise territory"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "Conception of the intermediate hubs of the future EOLE Ouest axis and organization of the mobility week of the Grand Paris Seine and Oise territory"

Commissioning organisationGrand Paris Seine et Oise (GPSEO)

Students:  Marie Galland, Corentin Gallard, Júlia Munarriz and Valentin Petit from the Urban planning programme

Work realised

With the arrival of the future EOLE line, Grand Paris Seine et Oise (GPS&O) is looking to build a network of local hubs. GPS&O has commissioned a study to a group of four students of the Master in urban planning aiming to analyze the development of these new future hubs. 

The main challenge of this project is to boost multimodality in a solo-driving territory. To address this issue, the team relies on three key notions: service, temporality and networking. 

The methodology allows to identify places with a high mobility potential - particularly for drive-sharing - and aims to address the identified needs of the territory. The hubs will be activated at different times of the day, in order to offer relevant services that correspond with the displacement loops of the inhabitants. Their networking will strengthen the presence of hubs in the territory, enhance the territorial attractiveness and create a strong identity for GPS&O.

It is thus a transition project that forms part of a larger scale territorial project by addressing the social and economic issues.

What is a workgroup?

Called also capstone or group project, this highlight of Master's degrees 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.  

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Final presentation "The Operational study of solidary land systems to support the implementation of sustainable affordable housing"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "The Operational study of solidary land systems to support the implementation of sustainable affordable housing"

Commissioning organisation: Altarea Cogedim

Students: Camille Boursiez, Viktorie Fiserova, Jacques Longo and Adèle Sorge from the Urban planning programme

Work realised

Experienced up to now by social donors or communities, the Organisme de Foncier Solidaire (OFS), is this time seen under the prism of a particular private actor: the private real estate developer. At the request of Altarea Cogedim, the group of four students carried out a study to analyse the existing practices and the operational application, both legal, economic and financial, of an OFS carried out by a real estate developer. To do this, this research is based on more than fifty benchmarks and interviews conducted in several countries around the world with leading actors. 

Governed mainly by the ALUR law and the July 2016 Order, the diptych OFS/BRS is a response to a tense and expensive housing market in the large French metropolises that see the intermediate social classes fleeing the centers for the periphery. It is based on two major principles: the dissociation between the building and the land and a long-term rechargeable lease, the Solidary Real Lease (BRS).

This mechanism is the French transposition of the “Community Land Trust” created in the United States in the 1970s. While the original model puts the community of inhabitants at the forefront, this notion has been attenuated by the actors responsible for the circulation of the model in continental Europe and more particularly in France. Encouraged by the central government and by the communities who see it as a means of sustaining public money while building up land, the OFS’ benefit from measures designed to stimulate its development. In a system marked by a strong incrementalism, and despite the displayed will of some actors, the tools and instruments allowing the device evolve iteratively. In this experimental context, three groups of OFS are now identifiable: local authority OFS, EPF OFS and operator OFS.

The study is based on the positioning of stakeholders, particularly through their economic profiles. Thus, household balance sheets, of the OFS and the real estate developer are analysed to show the windows of opportunities relevant for the development of real estate transactions involving equalization between housing units in BRS and open housing.

This approach is territorialized within the metropolis of Grand Paris through three case studies: the XXth arrondissement of Paris, Montreuil and Pierrefitte-sur-Seine. These sites are as many economic and territorial realities as they are of different habitat markets and make it possible to make a diagnosis of the territories relevant for the implementation of OFS/BRS operations. Despite the substantial expenditure of public money, it appears that the scheme has a real impact in the tense environments of Paris and Montreuil and could allow revenues located around the 5th decile to remain in metropolitan centres.

In order to help it position itself as a responsible actor in the face of contemporary housing challenges, the group proposes several development scenarii to Cogedim Paris Métropole. It appears that the one positioning the sponsor as an engaged partner is the most viable while respecting its need for liquidity and leading it towards alternative and innovative solutions. As a result, a reduced lease to 18 years of age and apartments targeting large and small households could allow it to present a complementary offer to those already existing.

What is a workgroup?

Called also capstone or group project, this highlight of Master's degrees 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.  

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Graduation 2019

Congratulations to our graduates!
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After a year and a half or two years of work, the students of the Masters of Regional and Urban Strategy, Governing the Large Metropolis and the Urban Planning programme graduated on 28 June.

The ceremony, which their relatives were able to attend, took place at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Discover this moment full of emotions. 

 

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Final presentation "Support for regions in industrial transition"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "Support for regions in industrial transition"

Commissioning organisationCommission Européenne (DG Regio)

StudentsLucas Chevrier, Camille Gérard, Émilie Huet and Julien Maion from the master Regional and Urban Strategy

Work realised :

In September 2017, the European Commission (DG Regio) launched a call for expressions of interest, or Pilot Action, on the «Industrial Transition». The Centre-Val de Loire, Grand Est and Hauts-de-France regions have been selected for support and a framework for reflection to help cope with economic, social and environmental changes.

The Industrial Transition covers issues related to the preparation of future jobs (in the face of technological change), the development of innovation (and its diffusion), the transition to a low-carbon industry (decarbonization), promoting entrepreneurship (and the private sector) and developing inclusive growth.

The report proposes the study of these themes through the realization and analysis of 43 interviews conducted in the three regions with institutional, academic and economic actors around the following question: in the context of a strengthening of local authorities, what responsibility does local actors have for the “Industrial Transition” in Centre-Val de Loire, Grand-Est and Hauts-de-France?

Report to be published soon

Picture: The group in working session at the Mab'Lab

What is a group project?

Called also capstone or workgroup, this highlight of Master's degrees 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. 

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Final presentation ""Collaborative approaches in urban projects"

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THE PERIOD OF RENDERING OF GROUP PROJECTS BEGAN. DISCOVER THE WORK OF OUR STUDENTS.

The Project "Collaborative approaches in urban projects"

Commissioning organisationNexity Villes & projets

Students: Giorgio De Ambrogio, Cécile Kessler, Jean-Baptiste Semblat et Ophélie Tainguy from the master of Regional and Urban Strategy

Work realised :

This project explores the concept of “collaborative city” with a particular focus on the concept of co-planning. This concept invites us to rethink the city’s factory in collaboration with all the stakeholders of urban projects and especially with the users.

Through a comparative study of several projects in France and Europe, the group shows that a genuine “collaborative approach” pushing the boundaries of the framework of concertation can be a guarantee of the success of the urban project. The aim is to clarify the theoretical and operational issues involved in the collective design of the urban project, identifying its forms, actors and tools.

A “toolkit” addressing different issues (mobilization, ownership, usage control) and a strategy applied to two ongoing projects are presented to give the private developer, ways to conduct a successful collaborative approach.

What is a group project?

Called also capstone or workgroup, this highlight of Master's degrees 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.

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