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KGLM 2135 - Mobility issues in large metropolis

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course analyzes the political economy of actual infrastructure investments in large metropolises outside ‘mainland Europe'. It develops a framework for understanding the governance arrangements and technical logics of delivering transport investments as well as the politics and stakeholder coalitions shaping investment decisions. The course engages different metropolitan contexts and modes of transportation, including transit, railways, airports, and ports, and explores their embeddedness in regional and national political economies.


FINDEISEN, Francesco (Doctorant)

Pedagogical format

Lectures will articulate the fundamentals of infrastructure investments and their political economies. Guest lecturers zoom onto specific issues. Collective discussions and presentations of case studies are ‘lifeblood' of the course.

Course validation

Oral presentation based on readings (35%); final essay on metropolitan transport investments (with a project or territorial focus) (55%); participation (10%)


Weekly readings (2 text); active participation in class ; preparation/e.g. research for presentation

Required reading

Mahler, J. (2018) ‘The Case for the Subway', The New York Times, 3 January. Available at: (Accessed: 24 July 2018).

Additional required reading

  • The Syllabus will provide a more detailed list