From preservation to revitalization: When citizens get involved
Lecture presented online on November 4, 2020
Built and urban heritage is everyone’s business. It is part of our daily lives, our neighbourhoods and our identity. Citizens have long played a watchdog role, mobilizing and gathering to defend endangered buildings and sites. Today, this commitment seems to be evolving towards a willingness not only to safeguard heritage, but to reclaim it and participate in discussions about its future.
How has citizen action regarding heritage changed over time? What are the current challenges of civic engagement? How can it be valued and included in revitalization projects?
The presentation in French will be followed by a discussion period in French and English with the public. This is your chance to put all your questions live to the experts!
- Taïka Baillargeon, Assistant Policy Director at Héritage Montréal
- Martin Drouin, professor, Department of Urban Studies and Tourism, ESG UQAM
- Nathacha Alexandroff, engaged citizen and Vice-Chair of the Société d’histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles
- Maya Vodanovich, Lachine borough mayor
- 2:50: Introduction by Taïka Baillargeon
- 6:55: Martin Drouin
- 15:45: Nathacha Alexandroff
- 30:30: Maya Vodanovich
- 41:45: Question period
Your opinion matters!
City Talks Series
For an ninth 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.
- November 4, 2020, at 12 p.m.: From preservation to revitalization: When citizens get involved
- January, 27, 2021, at 12 p.m.: Community planning and health: street, neighborhood, metropolis
- March, 24, 2021, at 12 p.m.: Adapting existing built forms: clash, contrast or continuity?
- May 5, 2021, at 12 p.m.: Montreal, Metropolis and Indigenous: Reality or Utopia