Movement and distancing: Are Montreal streets in transition?
Lecture presented online on June 17, 2020
The street is a space for movement and urban life. Montreal’s arteries have undergone radical changes since the beginning of the pandemic. They were emptied of their usual traffic, and some were urgently transformed into public health corridors. Today, as the city reopens, these streets are part of a well-thought-out temporary plan to facilitate safe active movement.
Will the city’s emergency decisions give way to a reorganization of how the streets are shared as a living space in the heart of our neighbourhoods? What will be the impact on daily life in our commercial streets? Will we be able to take advantage of the circumstances to make way for a completely new urban planning process over the long term?
- Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal
- Marianne Giguère, City councillor district De Lorimier – Le Plateau Mont-Royal, and Associate councillor responsible for active transportation, city of Montreal
- Gérard Beaudet, Emeritus urbanist and Professor, Faculty of Urban Planning – School of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal
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City Talks Series
For a seventh consecutive year, the City Talks series will bring together city thinkers and builders to discuss current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers. The talks will be introduced by Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of the McCord Museum, and moderated by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Heritage Montreal..
No reservations are required, but seating is limited.
- Octobre 30, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Inhabiting Heritage
- January 29, 2020 at 6 p.m.: Social Acceptability: Driving Urban Development or Holding It Back?
- March 11, 2020 at 6 p.m.: Façadism: Easy Road or Inevitable Outcome?