Social acceptability - City Talks Lecture - McCord Museum

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City Talks

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Social acceptability: driving urban development or holding it back?

City Talks

In the approval process for a public, community or private project, social acceptability is increasingly invoked by developers as the deciding factor. Whether it’s a mobility, housing, or neighbourhood development project, how do we reconcile developers’ goals with communities’ concerns?

How can we anticipate the future and assess projects from a long-term perspective? What role do the avant-garde, innovation and pioneering development play in this consultation and conciliation approach?


  • Julie Caron-Malenfant, Executive Director, Institut du Nouveau Monde
  • Martin Leblanc, architecte, Partner, Sid Lee Architecture
  • Louise Roy, independent expert on public participation

City Talks

For an eighth year, the City Talks series offers a space for thought and discussion on contemporary issues that affect Montrealers: heritage, urban planning, metropolitan reality… Come share your viewpoint on our city.

The talks are hosted by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal, and will be followed by a cocktail reception.
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Free activity, seating is limited.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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