Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
the class (governance and public space) and introduces the analytical framework recommended to investigate the case studies (Part IV). The second one reviews the way some of the main features of Latin American patterns of urbanization were shaped by a long history since the colonial era. Part II addresses two dramatic issues affecting urban public space in Latin America : inequalities and gentriﬁcation on one side, and violence and fear on the other. Part III looks at two innovative policy instruments designed to upgrade the large cities' governability : local deliberative decision-making and international circulation of best practices. Finally, part IV surveys a series of city case studies. No prior knowledge of Latin America is required. Course Description : The objective of this class is to study the governance of urban public space in contemporary Latin America. It provides basic understanding of the ways such key issues as poverty, inequality and violence affect the use of public space, and it explores the policy instruments the major cities use to address them. In order to grasp concrete strategies of public space management, the class refers to street arts as natural experiments. Required reading : Angotti, Tom, “Urban Latin America : violence, enclaves and struggles for land”, Latin American Perspectives, 40(2), 2013, p.5-20 ; Muggah, Robert and alii, Making cities safer : citizen security innovations from Latin America, Igarapé Institute, Strategic paper, 20 june 2016 ; Barros, Samuel & Rafael Sampaio, “Do citizens trust electronic participatory budgeting ? Public expression in online forums as an evaluation method in Belo Horizonte”, Policy and Internet, 8(3), 2016, p.292-312 ; Alderdice, Jacob, “Impeding local laboratories : obstacles to urban policy diffusion in local government law”, Harvard Law & Policy Review, 7, 2013, p.459-474.
Teachers : Pierrick LE GOFF (General Counsel, Alstom). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : 30% participation in class (15% spontaneous participation & 15% one short test) and 70% ﬁnal exam (case study requiring legalopinion-type answers. Documents authorized). Workload : Regular reading assignments. Pedagogical Method : Interactive seminar. Course Description : The course aims at familiarizing students with the legal, regulatory and contractual aspects surrounding major global infrastructure projects with a focus on the industry sector, in particular energy and transport infrastructures such as power plants, wind parks, waste treatment facilities, chemical plants, city tramways or metro projects, railways signaling systems, or any other similar complex projects. The course will review, among others : - The notion of infrastructure projects (civil works versus engineering construction ; newly-built versus renovation projects) ; - The political, economic, ﬁnancial and strategic relevance of infrastructure projects in a globalized economy ; - The main players and contractual parties to infrastructure projects (investors ; developers, general contractors ; subcontractors ; banks ; insurance companies ; government bodies ; certiﬁcation agencies, etc.) ; - The particularities emerging from the crossborder dimension of the projects (export control ; customs clearance ; currency ﬂuctuations ; international political instability ; local project site environment ; transport risks ; localization rules ; technology transfer requirements, etc.) ; - International private and public law considerations when handling global infrastructure projects (conﬂict of laws ; public order ; mandatory rules ; treaties impact ; lex mercatoria) ; - The tendering/bidding process for global infrastructure projects and the impact of public procurement rules ; - The different types of contract forms governing infrastructure projects (turnkey or equipment supply contract ; lump-sum or costs + fee ; contracts for works or sales contract ; sui generis contracts) ;
LAW & PRACTICE OF GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
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