Final presentation "The inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in the city"

Final presentation "The inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in the city"

  • Le groupe de projet à la Mairie de Paris © Kate KwakLe groupe de projet à la Mairie de Paris © Kate Kwak


The project "The inclusion of LGBTQI+ people in the city"

Commissioning organisationl’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF)

Students: Maël Alonzo, Chloé Deparis, Samuel Ferrer, Anselme Goutte-Broze and Anouk Jeanneau from the master in Governing the Large Metropolis

Work carried out:

The study aims to highlight good local governance practices that promote the integration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and other (LGBTQI+) people in the city. The aim is to promote an inclusive vision of the city and to identify practices that promote living together in order to formulate recommendations for the mayors of the network.

With a view to identifying these good practices as finely as possible, the report attempted, as a first step, to better understand the issues and issues that LGBTQI+ people face in the city and in society as a whole. The study also looks at the underlying dynamics that influence the inclusion of LGBTQI+ people. Thus, although this report cannot reflect the full diversity of local contexts, numerous interviews with elected representatives and local associations have made it possible to synthesize the issues common to the cities of the AIMF network.

The second step is to identify more clearly examples of good practice in inclusive policies. To this end, four case studies were carried out: Beirut, Phnom Penh, Mexico City and Ouagadougou. Finally, on the basis of these case studies, supplemented by other ad hoc initiatives in cities around the world, the report makes concrete recommendations for mayors, to support their desire to build an inclusive city that respects diversity and fosters living together.

Read the report (FR)

What is a capstone project?

Called also group project 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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