École urbaine, Master in Governing the Large Metropolis
Course Description : This workshop aims to engage students in one of the most challenging aspects of metropolitan governance : implementation of large scale urban development projects. Building on three case studies of large scale project implementation in three countries, the workshop engages students in analysis of governance processes shaping large scale project implementation in practice. It equips them with analytical tools to identify actors of complex implementation networks spanning from different tiers of government through community groups and practitioners making the plans a reality (or not). Through series of interactive simulations the students are trained to evaluate the work of governance networks shaping the processes of large scale project implementation and evaluate their work vis-à-vis project outcomes. Finally, the workshop explores the ways to manage complex governance networks for better project results. Required reading : Flyvbjerg B. (2014) What you should Know about Megaprojects and Why : An Overview. Project Management Journal, Vol 45 (April/May), Number 2. http ://papers.ssrn.com/ sol3/papers.cfm ?abstract_id=2424835 ; Hudson J. and Lowe S. (2009) 'Implementation and Delivery' (Chapter 12), in Hudson J. and Lowe S ‘Understanding the Policy Process : Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice', The Policy Press, Bristol ; Kickert et al. (1999) Introduction : A Management Perspective on Policy Networks' (Chapter 1) in Kickert et al. (eds) 'Managing Complex Networks', SAGE Publications, London ; Rosenfeld O. (2013) 'Governance of relocation An Examination of Residential Relocation Processes in Housing Market Renewal areas in England', Housing Studies, 28 (2), pp 338-362 ; Tasan-Kok, T. (2010) Entrepreneurial Governance : Challenges of Large-Scale Property-Led Urban Regeneration Projects, Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geograﬁe, Volume 101, Issue 2, pages 126–149 http ://repository.tudelft. nl/view/ir/uuid%3A5c280b28-d302-49bb-8ee4652a86cd4ced/.
Teachers : Caroline de FRANCQUEVILLE HANSEN (Ourhub partner). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Assessment Methods and weightings : Student Participation 15% - Group presentation35 -Seminar paper (around 1,500 words)50% Workload : The students are expected to : students are required to attend all sessions, participate in discussions, engage in simulation exercises, read the assigned readings, critically reﬂect on them and come to class prepared to present and discuss their analysis, to collaborate in small groups to take part in the simulation exercises and produce a group work to be presented at the ﬁnal session, to produce a seminar paper after the workshop. Pedagogical method : 4 sessions of 3 hours. Course Description : After a couple of years testing smart city solutions and implementing smart city strategies, research and experience have shown the limits of purely technological and top-down approaches. A growing focus on citizen-centric methods, taking advantage of collaborative technologies, is gaining ground but many issues still have to be tackled to take the most out of these approaches. The workshop will use concrete examples as a point of departures to discuss how technologies can be harnessed to mobilize and leverage collective intelligence. What are the potentials and challenges lying in this vision of the “smart city” ? The participants in the workshop will then work on different simulations in order to envision methods to help city governments and urban planners engage and enable citizens for speciﬁc projects. Required reading : Taylor, L. ; Richter, C. ; Jameson, S. & Perez de Pulgar, C. (June 9, 2016) Customers, Users or Citizens ? Inclusion, Spatial Data and Governance in the Smart City, Maps4Society Final Project Report. Available at SSRN : http :// ssrn.com/abstract=2792565 ; Claudel, M. & Ratti, C. (2016) Dimensions of the Future City, In Nel-Lo, O. & Mele, R. (eds.) Cities in the 21st Century : Academic Visions on