Study Trips - Master Regional and Urban Strategy
- Quartier Neptune, Dunkirk
- Port of Dunkirk
The Master of Regional and Urban Strategy programme includes two field study trips. These visits are a real highlight of the course for students. The reports they are required to write at the end of the trip provide a rich source of knowledge and case studies for the whole of the Urban School.
Year 1: a study trip in France
This first study trip immediately puts students in contact with an urban area and region of France.
The objective: to identify and analyse the economic, social, environmental, and cultural issues of the area, meet local stakeholders and study their interactions. This introduction to the professional urban and regional context also awakens students to its diversity.
Students studied :
- Clermont-Ferrand and Riom in 2020
- Montpellier and Sète (FR) in 2018
- Rouen in 2017
- Dijon (FR) in 2016
- Dunkirk and Boulogne-sur-mer (FR) in 2015
- Nancy-Metz-Lorraine (FR) in 2014
- Marseille (FR) in 2013
- Strasbourg (FR) in 2012
- Rennes and Brittany (FR) in 2011
- Bordeaux in 2010
Year 2: a study trip to a European city
Through field visits and conferences, the trip enables students to identify the stakeholders and issues that are specific to the region in question, while exploring the convergent dynamics of big European cities.
The aim is to put the analytical tools acquired in the course to work in understanding the issues of an urban area from a comparative European perspective.
Second year Master's students studied :
- The Ruhr (Bochum, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen) in 2019
- Madrid (FR) in 2018
- Bucharest (FR) in 2017
- Budapest (Website in French) in 2016
- Geneva in 2015
- Copenhagen (FR) in 2014
- Vienna and Bratislava in 2013
- London and Manchester (FR) in 2012
- The cities of the Randstad (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague) (FR) in 2011
- Barcelona (FR) in 2010