Conference-experience "Shaping Neighborhoods // Communicate"

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 17:15to19:30
Centre Dare-Dare, Avenue Atwater/Avenue Greene, Montreal, QC, H3J 2Z6, CA

The questions associated with communication are at the heart of urban issues. Development projects within a neighborhood, whether they concern the neighborhood in a global way or from a micro perspective (specific projects, temporary projects, etc.), necessarily raise the question of communicative dynamics between the different sectors (public, private, associative, citizens, etc.). Beyond a "traditional" approach of the transmission of information from a source to a target audience, communication is also conceived in a broader, strictly social sense, engaging a plurality of actors mobilizing different postures. In this way, it brings together points of view, promoting discussion in the public space. In this respect, its upgrading conditions represent a central issue in establishing a democratic framework for citizen participation and ownership.

The visit will be hosted by DARE-DARE Center.

Academic Supervisor : Christian Poirier - Lecturer, Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, INRS

Panelists :



  • What is "communicating" from your own experience and perspective?
  • What orientations and activities do you suggest to engage the public and innovate in terms of communication?
  • How can we create spaces for communication between people? How do we stimulate communication?
  • How can communication become a concrete a tool to promote citizen participation and ownership in relation to particular projects?
  • How do we use technological tools in a citizen communication perspective?

Shaping Neighborhoods Series

Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation is a series of “conference-experiences” intended to entice communities of a neighbourhood to rediscover urban planning projects that exist there and to engage in conversation about community projects, university research, and the municipal initiatives currently happening.

This series offers a chance to reflect, develop, and construct a neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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.



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