École urbaine, Master in Governing the Large Metropolis
The presentation (50%) is a work on controversies. Four to six controversies on mobility solutions will be prepared and discussed by group of students. The class will be separated into two groups : one in favor and the other against the controversy. Using a PPT support, each group will have 20 minutes to convince. Arguments will be based on concrete examples within large metropolises. The illustrations will be based on data sourced and interviews with local actors. Following the presentations, each group will ask 4 questions to the opposing team. Ultimately the entire class will have to vote for the most convincing team. A report (40%) will be created by group of students on the UBER service which is a new international service for local mobility. Each group of students will have to choose one speciﬁc city where the service is provided (for example, it can be their home city). We will especially focus on the acceptability of such a service and its impacts on governance. A collective work plan will be organized at the beginning of the semester, and we will take time at the end of each class to discuss the progress of the ﬁle. The ﬁnal papers have to be sent on the last session and it will be the occasion of a general presentation of the report. One session called "surprise mobility" (10%) will be reserved for a ﬁeldwork. Students will have to prepare assigned readings for each session. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. During the ﬁrst two lectures, we will discuss and study the most relevant theories and debates regarding mobility. After that and for the rest of the semester, the ﬁrst half of each class will be a lecture on a speciﬁc mobility subject, the second half will revolve around a controversy presentation by two groups of students. Course Description : Driven by the proliferation of lifestyles, cities diversify their public transportation offer and encourage new patterns of « sustainable mobility ». Face with this situation, some large metropolis develop their structuring public transportation (metro, tramway, BRT, bus), others rely on a wide variety of alternatives (taxis, transport demand, carsharing, ridesharing, bikesharing, TNC, etc.) that expand the range of transport services. The purpose of this course is to explore and discuss how large metropolis position themselves in relation to private car. Particular attention will be paid towards the effects of this
relationship on policy making, social inclusion, automobile dependence and negative externalities (urban pollution, road safety, congestion, etc.). Required reading : Vincent Kaufmann, 2011, Rethinking the city, Urban dynamics and motility, EPFL Press, Distributed by Routledge ; Harry Geerlings, 2012, Transition towards sustainable mobility, the role of instruments, individuals and institutions, Ashgate.
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OR URBAN UTILITIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH : MARKETS, REGULATIONS AND PROVIDERS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Alvaro ARTIGAS PEREIRA (Researcher, CERI - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : This course demands a background in public-policy analysis as well as an introduction to economics and macroeconomic analysis. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students will be evaluated on : class participation, readings presentation, one class project prepared in groups and one individual ﬁnal paper. Workload : Class participation (10%). Readings quizz (15%). One class project (35%). Final paper (40%). Students will be expected to have read the readings made available on the google drive of the seminar and the presentation of the readings, will be graded. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the traditional tools of infrastructural planning and development through an analysis of various utility sectors linked to the emergent cities. The course is not intended to be