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City Talks

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Neurdein Frères, La Fontaine Park, Montreal, about 1910, MP-0000.840.22, McCord Museum

Parks, Public Spaces and Green Spaces: What’s Their Future?

City Talks

As places to have fun, relax, or commune with nature, parks and public spaces play an essential role in the quality of urban life. Sometimes neglected or, on the contrary, sought after, these sites are not always as protected as they should be. From creating more pocket parks to managing large parks, how can we plan for the future of this living heritage that is so crucial to residents and the urban life of our city?


  • Emmanuel Rondia, Head, Green Spaces and Natural Areas campaigns – Montreal Regional Environment Council
  • Claire Poitras, Professor of Urban Studies, INRS Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre
  • Luc Ferrandez, Executive committee member, in charge of large parks, green spaces and major projects, City of Montreal

City Talks is a series of lectures bringing  together city thinkers  and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers.

Free activity. The lectures are followed by an informal and friendly chat over a glass of wine.
Location:  J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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Upcoming lectures:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Industrial Sites: Abandonment or Conversion?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Montreal Schools: Too Little, Too Late? 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Accessing the River: Dream or Reality?

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