Reading corner

To deepen your knowledge of urban studies or simply to immerse yourself in the spirit of Montreal, CIRM offers a list of readings with commentary, including works presented during its seminars. Just click on the cover of the books to find out what our members think.

New titles — scholarly and fiction, in English and in French — are added periodically. Subscribe to our newsletter so as not to miss anything, and enjoy your reading!


  • Ma vie rouge bye Pierre Mansat and Christian Lefèvre

  • De la ville intelligente à la ville intelligible by Emmanuelle Caccamo et al.

  • Us versus Them: Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods by Jan Doering

  • Griffintown by Marie-Hélène Poitras

  • Climate in the Age of Empire by Victoria Slonosky

  • Les mystères de Montréal par M. Ladébauche by Hector Berthelot

  • Encounters on Contested Lands by Julie Burelle

  • Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City by Derek Hyra

  • Tout ce qu'on ne te dira pas, Mongo by Dany Laferrière

  • À nous la ville! Traité de municipalisme by Jonathan Durand Folco

  • La femme aux cartes postales by Jean-Paul Eid and Claude Paiement

  • Architecture iconique by Guillaume Éthier

  • Speaking Memory: How Translation Shapes City Life by Sherry Simon

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