New life styles and living spaces in modern cities

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: B2
  • English: B2

    The New life styles and living spaces in modern cities program (1st year Master’s - M1 and 2nd year Master’s - M2) is part of the multidisciplinary Master’s City and Urban Environments course.
    Based on various disciplines (geography, sociology, statistics, history, geomatics) and with particular focus on geography and sociology, the New life styles and living spaces in modern cities program provides a new training course focusing on the changes in life styles and living spaces in modern urban environments. The course is based on scientific methodological learning.
    This course aims to reproduce the evolution of urban lifestyles in the articulation of social transformations (workplace reports, social temporalities, family relationships, household structures, ageing of the population, digital revolution, etc.) and changes in urban spaces (either through urban policies: transport, housing, urban renewal, or through private logic: privatization of urban spaces, individual logics – mobility, staying within your own socio-economic group...). It also aims at studying the interlocking of these different processes: new ways of living and cohabiting in the city, new neighborhoods, forms of appropriation, expropriation and conflicts of use, etc.

    Objectives of the training

    • Train professionals to develop original study/research devices combining quantitative analysis (big data or otherwise), spatial analysis and qualitative analysis (interviews/observations)
    • Train professionals capable of producing high-level knowledge on urban lifestyles (e.g. mobility, neighborhoods, security, ageing, etc.), spatial and social inequalities (e.g. housing, gentrification, public services, urban renewal) or on the issues of the digital city.
    • Training in research through the practice of field surveys and introducing a broader vision of the culture of social sciences.


    Language of teaching

    90% of this program is in French, 10% in English.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Departmental directors, project managers, division managers, international consultants... in the fields of territorial and urban strategies, forecasting, sustainable development, ecological transition, ...
    • Territorial Manager, urban strategy, local housing programs
    • Rehabilitation Project and Urban heritage management, urban politics and urban renewal, social housing, rural planning, territorial transition, Agenda 21, ...
    • Local development leader, heritage studies, smart cities, positive energy territories, life styles and solidarity, ...
    • Project manager for regeneration of town centers, regional observatories.
    • Urban engineers and research engineers.

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