THE GROUP PROJECTS OF THE URBAN SCHOOL
What is a group project?
This highlight of the Masters in Regional and Urban Strategy, Governing the Large Metropolis, Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities, the Urban Planning Programme and the Executive Master in Territorial Governance and Urban Development, puts students in a professional position. They work with a public or private structure on an urban or territorial issue.
For 5 to 9 months (following the master), each team of 4 to 5 students works under the supervision of an academic or professional tutor. Each project ends, at a minimum, with an oral presentation of the students to the partner and a written report. Other forms of rendering are also possible: an exhibition, a video, a seminar organization, a public presentation of the results, a model...
What themes can be studied?
The Urban School strives to work on all the problems that contemporary societies may encounter in cities and territories: increasing inequalities, ecological transition, conflicts, cultural hybridizations, relations between governments and governed, collective choices and democracy, accumulation of data and technologies, pollution, financialization, etc. etc. The fields of study are therefore extremely varied.
Who can propose a group project?
Any actor of the city and territories can propose a project. For example, we have worked with local authorities, companies, associations, Ngos, consultancy firms, development and urban planning agencies, state administrations and international institutions.
When to propose a group project?
Interested organisations can propose a project from February to June.
Guillermo Martin, Executive director of the Urban School