Presentation of a capstone at the Grand Paris' seminar
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Clara Anguenot, Peter CampoBasso, Rémi Guillem and Lucas Zhang, students of the Master's degree Governing the Large Metropolis, presented the results of their project, made for the Société du Grand Paris, which had for theme "To realize the urban projects in the public interest: analysis compared by the processes of land and real estate acquisitions in Paris, London and New York". For this study, they centered on the conflicting dimension of the acquisition in particular the expropriation through six case studies - two by city - in Grand Paris, the Greater London and in New York City.
The audience of the seminar consisted of searchers of the Cities are back in town program , of students and professionals of the transport and the development of Ile-de-France.
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.