Direction Montpellier for the STU students

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The students of the Master Regional and Urban Strategy are going to discover, from 9 till 12 October, the metropolis of Montpellier, the surrounding municipalities and the urban area of Sète.

A central point for us is the development of the metropolis of Montpellier, original and innovative, so much point of view economic as demographic, but also the interaction within Montpellier3M between city center and municipalities of the metropolis, between the metropolis and the neighbouring associations of local authorities.

We wished, to understand the city better, to question also the dynamics of mid-sized cities, by choosing Sète to work on the levers of his development and its joint with the various scales of territory.

The transversality of several themes, transition energetics, risk management, mobility, culture, wine-making or tertiary economic development, social inequalities does it incite territories to cooperate between them? The search for the attractiveness, the competitiveness is it a factor of tension between them? In a period when the questions of cooperation/alliance/contracts territorial but also of differentiation are on the agenda, we hope to be better able to understand it and analyze their dimensions.

We deeply thank all the persons who helped us go up this study trip as well as the numerous mobilized and available speakers, who so allow the students to understand the stakes in their territories.

Discover the programme day by day (Facebook album)

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Recruit an intern at the Urban School!

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Our students in second year of the Master's degrees Regional and Urban Strategy and Governing the Large Metropolis are looking for an internship.

They indeed have to do an internship of 14 weeks minimum to 6 months over the period between January 2nd and August 31st, 2019

The students can join every structure and sector types then do not hesitate to send us your offers that we will spread to them (word or pdf format)!

For more information, read the guide Recruit at Sciences Po 

Contacts :

  • Pauline Emile-Geay, Academic Advisor of the Master in Governing the Large Metropolis
  • Pauline Prat, Academic Advisor of the Master of Regional and Urban Strategy (M2)
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Metropolitan day : Presentation of the Manila report

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For the Metropolitan Day, the Urban School organises a presentation of the report on metropolitan governance in Metro-Manila.

This study has been written by the students of the Master in Governing the Large Metropolis after their study trip in Manila organised in collaboration with the Commission of the High studies of the Philippines (CHED) and the University of Ateneo de Manila in January 2018.

The presentation will take place on November. The M2 students' team, Pr Tommaso Vitale, Dr Alvaro Artigas, the DAI (International Affairs Direction) of Sciences Po and other special guests will be present.

The Urban School through its trainings wish to raise awareness about the importance of improving metropolitan governance processes worldwide. Application for the next academic year will open on October 15th.

Read the Manila report (PDF, 30 Mo)


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The Metropolitan day : a day dedicated to the metropolitan governance

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The next October 7th will be held the Metropolitan day. This day was initiated by the Metropolis association in partnership with CIPPEC, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN-Habitat’s MetroHUB, the University of Guadalajara, Politecnico di Milano, MTPA, GIZ and FGV-Eaesp.

The world association of the major metropolises proposed to its members to organize a day for local leaders to meet up with all metropolitan peers within their territory in order to discuss pressing issues that they face as a metropolitan community and also  the way of applying the New Urban Agenda. The objective is at the same time to celebrate the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (FR) of October 7th, 2015 but also to promote awareness about the importance to improve the metropolitan governance processes all over the world.

Our school contributes to this awareness through its study trips in particular: the Master in Governing The Large Metropolis so went in the metropolises of Manila in 2018 et Johannesburg in 2017, the Master of Regional and Urban Strategy in Bucharest in 2017 and Budapest (FR) in 2016 and the Urban planning programme studied Buenos Aires in 2018 and Thessalonica en 2017.

The Urban School is daily engaged to train a new generation of urban makers at metropolitan level.

Find out more about the Metropolitan day

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Field workshop at Rungis

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A group of students of the Master in Governing the Large Metropolis went to the Market of Rungis yesterday morning within the framework of one of their course.

This international market of 234 hectares consists of 5 sales areas. The students were able to walk through the immense stalls of fishes, meats, fruits and vegetables, cheeses or still of flowers. They so discovered the functioning of the biggest market of fresh products to the world.

We are anxious to thank for this visit Florian De Saint Vincent, International Project Director of Semmaris (manager of the Market of Rungis).

Discover the pictures of the visit

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Students' duty added to the collection of a library

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Anne Kathrine Bersh, Ángela María Jiménez Avilés and Melissa Vergara, 3 former students of the Master in Regional and Urban Strategy (promotion 2016), realized the duty of research "The transport by cable: a solution in terms of mobility and a way of social and urban inclusion in the Latin American cities? Resemblances and differences between Medellín, Caracas and Rio de Janeiro cities" within the framework of the Master's degree.

This one was added to the digital collections of the library Luis Angel Arango, most important library of Colombia. Bravo to them!

Read the paper (ES)

Summary: the Latin American cities knew a population boom since the second half of the XXth century. The result in the space is the growth of the urban spot and the increase of the split between formal and informal city. The population marginalized, placed in zones at high risk is taken away from the active zones economically and present lacks of public services as the electricity, the purification and the transport. To reduce this split, the cities of Medellín (Colombia), Caracas (Venezuela) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) set up transport by cable to attack the problem since an optics of transport. The objective of this article is to show, since the logic of the actors, the difference of every case and the construction of the problem for every city and their urban articulation near the infrastructures of transport.

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Publication of a group project

Master in Regional and Urban Strategy
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The report of the group project "The territorial environments of metropolises: what strategies of cooperation in the service of the local development?" came online.

The Association of the managing directors of France (ADGCF), the Association of the Communities of France (AdCF) and the Association of the Towns of France (APVF) ordered to students of the Master in Regional and Urban Strategy, within the framework of the group project, a study to know better the cooperations between metropolises and territories which surround them. Five students presented their results on June 7th of this year.

By the analysis of three metropolitan configurations that are Lille, Nantes and Toulouse, the study was able to put forward the factors which condition the interterritorial dialogue in an institutional and political context of reconfiguration. Rich in 30 conversations with elected representatives and centre administration staff, this study gives to see a qualitative approach of the complex links which unite metropolises with the territories which line them.

Marion Bigay, Thibault Devillard, Lola Perez Inigo and Juliette Sainclair explained their work during a public meeting to the Caisse des dépôts in September, in the presence of the members of the network ADGCF in particular.

Read the report (FR, PDF-)

What is a group project?

Called also capstone or workgroup, this highlight of Master's degrees Regional and Urban StrategyGoverning 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. 

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