Urban Policy and Territorial Governance - 424 - Master's Year 2

Program Objectives

The Urban Policy and Territorial Governance program offers a professional track that trains future high-level executives and experts who are ready to take up the challenge of urban change and work towards the city of tomorrow. Students in the research track receive all of the theoretical and methodological training they will need to pursue a doctorate. The program helps students understand different levels of governance and different urban policies (planning, housing, city, transport, sustainable development, etc.).
It provides students with in-depth knowledge of the analytical tools needed to understand the socio-economic dynamics of territory, town planning law, and cartography. The territorial assessment and the urban project conducted in partnership with major players in planning actors are key component of the program. In order to pass the year, students can choose to write a research thesis or complete a six-month internship.

Program objectives:

  • Understand the issues and motivations affecting urban policy at the local, national and European level
  • Know how to create a territorial governance analysis
  • Understand the law as it pertains to town planning and development
  • Develop qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
  • Become expert in geodata and mapping
  • Know how to create a territorial diagnosis
  • Do a six-month internship or produce a research thesis
Types of education
Executive Education
Initial training
ECTS Credits
60 credits
24 weeks
Type of Diploma
National diploma conferring the Master's degree
Academic Year


  • François CUSIN

    University Professor

    Director of the 2nd year of the Master's degree

  • Jean-Marie PILLON

    Assistant Professor

    Director of the 2nd year of the Master's degree

  • Sabine WATTELLE

    Teaching assistant

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