As part of the learning journey, IGLUS participants must submit and defend a capstone master thesis to be awarded the EPFL executive master diploma in Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems. Here is a sample of them.
Constraints for Urban Public Transport Authorities in Implementing BRT Projects
This study examines the success factors in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems and intends to explore what kind of constraints and challenges can occur during implementation by analyzing the cases of İstanbul, Mexico City and Delhi.
Bus Reforms in Large Urban Systems: A Comparative Case Study of Seoul and Rio de Janeiro
The thesis aims at identifying the main elements required to develop and implement a successful bus reform, based on a comparative case analysis of Seoul and Rio de Janeiro, and ultimately conclude the dissertation by proposing a framework for bus reforms in Large Urban Systems.
Rural Governance in a Multicultural State – Santa Catarina Road case in Jalisco, Mexico
This study aims at emphasising the importance of governance in rural zones by focusing on a case of conflict between the indigenous Wixarika community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán and the Government of the State of Jalisco in Mexico.
Regulating e-hailing services: the case of Uber Regulation in Mexico City and Bogotá
Based on a comparative case analysis of Mexico City and Bogotá, we aim to understand the current regulatory framework that governs the traditional taxi market, identifying the main actors involved, and their relationship, thereby helping address governance challenges of Uber in these capital cities, and also offering some recommendations for similar cities looking for appropriate guidelines to govern their City ́s Taxi System.