SCD projects

Housing policy and mobilization in the French suburbs

Michalis Moutselos


This individual project in the context of CityDiv is a comparative study of French cities that have implemented policies aimed at a diversifying population (cultural offerings, personnel training, translations of official documents etc.). So far the findings point to surprising variation within France, a country that is traditionally been depicted as hostile to such policies. The process seems to be very politicized and related to the electoral strength of the extreme right in some cities.