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Comparative urbanism in the GLM master’s program

How do we compare cities? What can we learn through comparative urbanism?

It is a truism that cities are unique – Amman is not Tokyo, and New Delhi is not Brasilia.
It is also a truism that cities have much in common – all cities face social inequality, all cities manage infrastructure (buses, water, electricity, waste management), all cities are adapting to the ecological transition, all cities have political and policy legacies that can constrain change, all cities have changing relationships with other levels of government, and all cities share learnings with each other (through regional governance, institutional networks of cities, fact- finding missions and more).

If you are interested in urban professional training, GLM (Governing the Large Metropolis master’s program) or the Urban School at Sciences Po, read my blog on our faculty that teach in our regional specialization!


American politics and the Capitol Riot

In this short blog, I transcribe a short video of the first protestors who broke through the barricades on the way to the Capitol on January 6th 2021, the start of the so-called Capitol ‘riot’, ‘insurrection’, or ‘coup’. The polarized and emotionally charged politics in America, as well as the chaos of January 6th are in view. Click here.