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OGLM 2085 - Urban management & Public Private Partnerships

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English


Read newspapers articles, World Bank reviews on Asian and South American mega cities.

Course Description

Major Cities outside the western world are experiencing rapid and fragmented development in last few decades subject to strong market forces in a less planed manner. Faced with such fragmentation, with so many various stakeholders involved, how can one think of integrated urban development mechanisms within the broader framework of Public Private People Partnership. Integration is key to proper leverage, but still needs to find its way. This workshop will deal with very practical issues and look for pragmatic “field oriented” solutions by urban professionals. Case studies on various cities will be looked at.


BLANCHARD, Gilduin (Director for North America, Egis Rail)

Pedagogical format

3 sessions of 4 hours. Participative workshop format. The main purpose is to invite students to reflect on how to manage complex situations. If urban management is an expertise, it is more about management itself than technological knowledge. Students will be invited to work in groups on case studies, followed by a full restitution to the class. Students will also be invited to present their own case study (5 pages).

Course validation

In-class value-added contribution to discussion/understanding of topics. Groups case studies: contribution to the group / understanding/ leadership. Individual case-study: how to bridge the gap between urban plan and urban implementation whereby the student will identify a specific case, highlight discrepancies and issues between intention and reality, identify the reasons and factors, and suggest solutions.

Required reading

  • World Bank report on urbanization, Urbanization Knowledge Partnership.html
  • Asian Development Bank “urban development”