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What is the reasoning for the Grand Paris? What does the transformation of the relationship between Paris and its suburbs imply? “Searching for the Grand Paris” is an original MOOC featuring accounts from residents, association representatives, experts, and researchers. It also contains archival footage and documents, as well as a comparative analysis of Brussels, London, and other French cities. The MOOC combines historical and comparative approaches with a discussion of controversial topics. It also reflects upon the notion of scale and questions what is at stake in the implementation of the Grand Paris. It discusses the evolution of Paris and its region, as well as issues such as ethnic and social segregation, economic growth, safety, the environment, housing, transportation, city construction, education, and culture. “Searching for the Grand Paris” is not exclusively directed towards universities. It is free and for the general public. This dynamic, even lively, MOOC was made in collaboration with students from the University of Science Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), along with many other contributors. TEACHER : Patrick Le Galès (politist and sociologist) PREREQUISITE There is no required prerequisite for this course. PLAN DU COURS Session 1: Metropolization and Economic Growth Session 2: Population and Migration Session 3: Housing and Construction Session 4: Transportation and Mobility Session 5: Law enforcement and Environment Session 6: Culture and Education EVALUATION This MOOC offers a final MCQ. PEDAGOGICAL TEAM Héloïse Thibault, Valentine Quinio, Judith Lienhard, Ninon Beillard, Juliette Guichardet, Odile Gaultier-Voituriez, Miyuki Tsuchiya, Maxime Crépel, Pôle Audiovisuel Sciences Po TERMS OF USE All rights reserved PARTNERS Mairie de Paris | Ecole urbaine de SciencesPo Paris | Grand Public...
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1

Section
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3 hours to complete

Session 1: Metropolization and Economic Growth

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Reading
18 videos (Total 96 min), 6 readings
Video18 videos
TEASER METROPOLISATION SESSIONm
METROPOLISATION INTRODUCTION3m
ITW - ANNIE FOURCAUT - PART 114m
ITW - ANNIE FOURCAUT - PART 27m
PARIS AS IT WILL BE ... - 19591m
HISTORY OF THE SUBURBS - 19852m
HISTORY OF NEW CITIES - 19851m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS6m
ITW - FRÉDÉRIC GILLI10m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS5m
INTERVIEW PATRICK OLLIER - PART1 - 20162m
INTERVIEW DE PATRICK OLLIER - PART2 - 20161m
ITW - PATRICK LE LIDEC & PHILIPPE SUBRA8m
ITW - FOUAD AWADA4m
ITW - SÉBASTIEN CHAMBRE9m
ITW - IAN GORDON9m
CONCLUSION2m
Reading6 readings
Paris, a 19th Century Metropolis10m
Paris near the periphery10m
Credits10m
THE PARISIAN REGION IS THE DRIVING FORCE OF FRENCH ECONOMY10m
THE ORIGINS OF THE GRAND PARIS10m
Bibliography10m

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Section
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2 hours to complete

Session 2: Population and Migration

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Reading
14 videos (Total 98 min), 4 readings
Video14 videos
INTRODUCTION Population and Migration4m
ITW - PAUL-ANDRÉ ROSENTAL11m
FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TO PARIS - 196110m
IMMIGRATION - 19938m
CRISPATION AROUND IMMIGRATION - 19901m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS5m
ITW EDMOND PRÉTECEILLE12m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS4m
ITW - MARCO OBERTI ET LOUIS MAURIN10m
ITW - NAJIB EL AROUNI7m
ITW - ERIC PLIEZ7m
ITW - ANDREA REA10m
CONCLUSION1m
Reading4 readings
History10m
Credits10m
A relatively young metropolis10m
Bibliography10m

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Session 3: Housing and Construction

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Reading
29 videos (Total 161 min), 4 readings
Video29 videos
INTRODUCTION Housing4m
ITW EMMANUEL BELLANGER - PART110m
ITW - EMMANUEL BELLANGER - PART211m
ITW - EMMANUEL BELLANGER - PART36m
ITW - DANIÈLE VOLDMAN - PART110m
ITW - DANIÈLE VOLDMAN - PART25m
PROPERTY HERITAGE - 19471m
A NEW TYPE OF HOUSING IN THE HEIGHTS - 19662m
HOUSING IN BOBIGNY - 19773m
REHABILITATION OF 3000 MODERATE RENT HOUSES - 19892m
ACCOMMODATION REPORT MERLIN - 19833m
SOCIAL ACCOMMODATION REPORT ROCARD - 19891m
PROTEST FOR DECENT HOUSING - 19941m
LIMITATION OF RENT INCREASE - 19901m
EVACUATION OF SQUATS - 19835m
UNHEALTHY ACCOMODATIONS - PART1 - 2017m
UNHEALTHY ACCOMODATIONS - PART2 - 2017m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS9m
ITW JEAN-CLAUDE DRIANT - PART16m
ITW JEAN-CLAUDE DRIANT - PART25m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS7m
ITW RENAUD EPSTEIN10m
ITW NICOLAS FERRAND11m
ITW JEAN-BAPTISTE EYRAUD10m
ITW CARINE ROBERT6m
ITW PIERRE VELTZ9m
ITW - TIM BUTLER8m
CONCLUSION1m
Reading4 readings
History10m
Credits10m
Paris beltway: lack of accessible housing10m
Ressources10m

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3 hours to complete

Session 4: Transportation and Mobility

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Reading
20 videos (Total 107 min), 6 readings
Video20 videos
INTRODUCTION SESSION Transportation and Mobility3m
ITW - MATHIEU FLONNEAU - PART16m
ITW - MATHIEU FLONNEAU - PART27m
ITW - MATHIEU FLONNEAU - PART34m
HALF A CENTURY WITH THE METRO IN PARIS - 19501m
INAUGURATION OF RER A - 19694m
RER ON STRIKE - 19852m
AGAINST POLLUTANT VEHICLES - 20161m
EXTENSION OF THE "TRAM" - 2012m
"VELIB" LAUNCH - 20071m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS5m
ITW - CHARLOTTE HALPERN - PART16m
ITW - CHARLOTTE HALPERN - PART28m
WORDS FROM INHABITANTS7m
ITW - CATHERINE BARBÉ AND JEAN-PIERRE ORFEUIL11m
ITW - ALAIN KRAKOVITCH7m
ITW MARC PÉLISSIER8m
ITW IRÈNE MBOUMOUA10m
CONCLUSION2m
Reading6 readings
Cars and collective transports10m
Credits10m
Mobility and policies beyond the road10m
To understand10m
London catching up10m
Bibliography10m

Instructor

Patrick Le Galès

Centre d'études européennes

About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For over 140 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers of the public and private sectors. Sciences Po is differentiated by its strongly international character: of the 13,000 students in the institution, 46% are international students originating from 150 countries. Sciences Po also holds a high standard of social responsibility and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. 30% of the student body receive financial aid at Sciences Po. In 2000, this number was 6%. Over the last decade, Sciences Po has integrated digital tools into its programmes (shared work spaces, eCourses, Moodle, online map library, Controversy Mapping, Forccast Project, etc.) and has naturally migrated towards MOOC teaching platforms as well as other innovative teaching methods....

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