Reading List

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

New titles—scholarly and fiction, in English and in French—are added on an ad hoc basis. 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

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

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

  • Encounters on Contested Lands by Julie Burelle

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

  • Architecture iconique by Guillaume Éthier

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

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

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

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