Séminaire : Francesco Findeisen et Alessandro Maggioni, doctorants du programme CITIES, Mercredi 4 novembre 2015, 17h-19h

15 octobre 2015

Présentation des travaux des doctorants du programme Cities


Mercredi 4 novembre 2015


Sciences Po Salle H405

28 rue des Saint-Pères, 75007 Paris


Nous aurons le plaisir d’écouter :


Francesco Findeisen

Francesco Findeisen is a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo). Before joining Sciences Po, he studied sociology, political science, and philosophy at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, New York University, and the London School of Economics. His dissertation compares the history of urban infrastructure finance as aspect of metropolitan governance in London and New York.

Title and abstract of the presentation
Financing urban infrastructure, governing urban futures

London authorities coordinate the financial arrangement for the extension of London Underground’s Northern Line and bring the project underway four years into the longest period of public sector austerity in the UK and as London’s population reportedly peaked. The process governing urban infrastructures makes a difference to the physical shape the infrastructure takes in the near future; and in the more distant future, to the urban fabric. Financing urban infrastructures is always a political process, embedded in a global capitalist political economy of infrastructure finance, productive of space.


Alessandro Maggioni

Alessandro Maggioni is a PhD student in urban sociology in co-tutelle agreement between Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Urbeur) and Sciences Po Paris (CEE). His dissertation deals with the role of urban government in the regulation of urban logistic infrastructures with a focus on the agri-food markets in Milan (Sogemi) and in Paris (Rungis), assuming an historical perspective and adopting a path dependence and a neo-institutional approach.

Title and abstract of the presentation
The governance of urban infrastructure facing the local impact of logistic revolution

The paper aims at testing a theoretical framework to study the role of urban governance processes in regulating the development of urban wholesale fresh food markets, considered as key urban infrastructures facing the pressures linked to the logistic revolution of the perishable food supply chain. As other urban infrastructures, they can be considered as the results of political, social and economic forces compromises. A path dependence theoretical approach and a neo-institutional framework are developed to tracing the change of infrastructural policies. The preliminary interpretations of the Milanese case are presented.

Collective discussion.


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