Conference-experiment: Inhabit // Shaping Neighborhoods

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 17:15to19:30
Projet Young, 204 Young Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3C 2G1, CA

Conference-experiment "Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation"


"Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation" is a series of "conferences-experiments" on urbanity designed by the Quartier de l'innovation and the CIRM to encourage neighborhood communities to rediscover the urban planning projects that are there and to engage in conversations about community-based projects, university research and municipal initiatives.


It is an opportunity to reflect, develop and build a resilient neighborhood that listens to its citizens. At each proposed event, participants will have the opportunity to visit a landmark neighborhood and talk with local organizations who are rethinking their living environment. Several stakeholders and academic researchers will also join the discussion to connect local initiatives with research on these projects.


Second event : "Inhabit"

Between real estate speculation, rapid urbanization trends and the social needs of its population, a city is under tremendous pressure on the issue of housing. What are the innovative practices that a municipal administration, real estate developers or social economy enterprises can adopt regarding the development of living spaces? What kind of mix provides the best social and economic diversity for healthy communities?

Procedure: Guided tour of various housing cooperative projects of the Griffintown neighborhood and of the Projet Young, led by Bâtir son quartier and Habitations La Traversée. The visit will be followed by a discussion at Projet Young.

Academic Leader: Nik Luka (Associate Professor, Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University).



Mr. Erwan Poënces (development agent, Bâtir son quartier)

Mr. Michel Saint-Cyr (special projects advisor, Habitations La Traversée)

Mr. Bertrand Fouss (co-founder and president, Solon Collectif)

Mr. Jonathan Lapalme (co-founder, Entremise and Projet Young - Laboratoire transitoire)

Ms. Laurence Vincent (co-president, Prével)

Ms. Nancy Shoiry (general manager, Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal)


Next event: "Belong" (June 13th, from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM)

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?

Academic Leader: Hoi Kong (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University).


Register now for Inhabit.


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