For this project exploring social inequity in urban areas, we are collaborating with Patrice Noisette, the Academic Director of the Advanced Master's degree in Urban, Environmental and Services Management. The students in his class this fall are studying "Strategic and Operational Urban Development," including a set of lessons focusing on deprived urban areas, and social and economic renewal.
Some questions the ESSEC videos address include:
- "How does it happen?" Some districts witness a multi-factor process of decay, whereas others encounter uncontrollable gentrification
- "How can we design a strategy to counter these tendencies?"
- "What kind of tools should be used?"
— Posted by Kevin Hsu
UPDATE: The content of the ESSEC-Stanford exchange can be found here: france.internationalurbanization.org