Conference-experience Shaping Neighborhoods // Belong
Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation is a series of “conference-experiences” intended to entice communities of a neighborhood to rediscover urban planning projects that exist there and to engage in conversation about community projects, university research, and the municipal initiatives currently happening.
It will be a chance to reflect, develop, and construct a neighborhood that is resilient and tuned in to its citizens. At each meeting, the participants will have the opportunity to visit a noteworthy place in the neighborhood and converse with local organizations that are working toward rethinking their living environment. University researchers will also be a part of the discussion, relating and comparing their own research to actions taking place locally.
Have you heard about civic assets? Some buildings play a central role in the collective lives of their communities. Think of schools, community centres, hospitals and places of worship which contribute people’s sense of belonging. Many of these sites of belonging are today in need of renewal. What strategies can be developed to enable civic assets to flourish in the face of rapidly changing urban landscapes?
Procedure : Visit of the Station F-MR with its co-founder, Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau, followed by a conference moderated by Prof. Hoi Kong (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University / Deputy Director, CIRM) at the Quartier de l'innovation.
Frédéric Morin-Bordeleau (Co-founder, La Station F-MR et MR-63)
Gabriela Jakubovits (Mobilization officer, Coalition de la Petite-Bourgogne / Quartier en santé)
Vanessa Muegler (Project coordinator, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis)
Jonathan Rouleau (Associate researcher, Laboratory of Urban Culture - The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas)
Karl Dorais Kinkaid (urbanist and project manager, L'Enclume- Atelier de développement territorial)
To register for the event, visit the Eventbrite page.