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Greening McTavish (SP0053)

Status: COMPLETED August 2011 - September 2011

Excepts from the SPF presentation: 3 tests of different Green Streets techniques on McGill downtown campus:

  • Taking the opportunity of a temporary situation;
  • Measuring the impact on the community (users, maintenance teams, etc.);
  • Evaluating the possible integration within this particular context.


  • Student implication: needs to be linked with a class supervised by a teacher;
  • Impact needed at Convocation in May and at the end of August - September;

Positive outcomes:

  • All materials were reused after the summer;
  • Test one is reused this summer;
  • These installations occupied the street:  reduces the parking possibility. Was successful in not having stopped vehicles on the street;
  • It animated the street giving also a visual impact;
  • Decrease the heat island effect on the street;

Find out more information about Greening McTavish!
Email project leader, emmanuelle [dot] lapointe [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Emmanuelle Lapointe)