Mobilities, Spaces & Cities
This specialisation track will expose students to the multiple and crosscutting challenges associated with the global mouvement of people and goods, capital and information, and how these mouvements structure the spaces they affect.
Students can choose between two required core courses in this specialisation: one on Cities, Conflict and Development, or one on Global Migration Governance. The first required course explores the relationship
between cities and development, focusing specifically on the issues of urban violence, inequality, and conflict. The second required course unveils the dynamics and tensions underlying migration governance with a focus on the UN, its main agencies and member states.
Drawing on faculty from the various disciplines represented at the Graduate Institute and visiting faculty from computer technology, environment, urban design and geography departments, the course will advance students’ technical knowledge of the multiple drivers of the global flow of people, goods and capital, such as global warming, international migration, demography, and the communication revolution, and the complex ways in which rural and urban spaces intersect to structure the material life of individuals.
A capstone project forms an integral part of the specialisation track allowing students to get involved with a key actor or institution, producing an applied research project.