Science Po study visit at CPS

November 15, 2016

Forty Masters students in Urban and Regional Policies and Strategies visited the Center for Policy Studies as part of their final year policy and practice trip.

The Center for Policy Studies welcomed Masters Students from the Urban School, Science Po, Paris on Tuesday, November 8th. The group, led by Professors Halpern and Prat, were from the Urban and Regional Policies and Strategies program and were visiting Budapest for a week-long study trip. The aim of the trip was to discuss urban governance and policy-making with city planners, transport officials, academics and civil society organisations. According to the organisers "These visits are a real highlight of the course for students. The reports they are required to write at the end of the trip provide a rich source of knowledge and case studies for the whole of the Urban School". Their previous outings include London, Manchester, Copenhagen, Vienna and Barcelona. This was their first time in Hungary and CPS made several introduction to urban researchers and practitioners in Budapest. During two seminars on Tuesday and Thursday, three CPS researchers, Andrew Cartwright, Sara Svensson and lead contact, Celine Cantat, presented research on urban/rural relations in Hungary, housing affordability, decentralization and the co-production of public services as well, at their request, updates on recent state and civil actions concerning migration and asylum.

More information on the group and their program can be found on their website: