Lecture

Reinventing Parks: From Green Spaces to Citizens’ Spaces

City Talks

LECTURE PRESENTED ON MAY 27, 2015

An invention of the industrial age, municipal parks are basic components in neighbourhood urban planning. But citizens are looking beyond the aesthetic and public health role of parks. They are creating new types of spaces by reappropriating wastelands, laneways and shorelines. What is the future of Montreal parks? And who will be the real architects?

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Bernard St-Denis, associate Professor, School of landscape, architecture Faculty of environmental Design, university of Montreal
  • Caroline Magar, Development Coordinator, Champ des Possibles
  • Marc-André Carignan, urban Design and architecture Columnist

Lecture presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage 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.