This Council for Canadian Urbanism summit will take place October 18 – 20, 2018 on the revitalized historic waterfront of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
It will examine how Montreal is addressing planning challenges while ensuring inclusiveness and protecting the city’s DNA. Also, it’s time for the Council for Canadian Urbanism—now in its 10th year—to exchange about achievements and how the organization sees its role in the future.
Montreal just celebrated its 375th anniversary. The city is currently implementing a challenging infrastructure renewal program, which coincides with an important construction boom downtown. For one, Griffintown, a former no man’s land, is developing at very rapid pace. Sustainable mobility is on top of the new administration’s agenda along with providing families with all required amenities and incentives to inhabit the central city.
The Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) is a movement and organization of city planners, urban designers, architects landscape architects, engineers, developers and other urbanists operating across Canada, in urban design leadership positions within city governments and the private or community sectors.
CanU strives to connect urbanists across Canada and has actively promoted the inclusion of all regions with representation in both English and French, in the use of best practices and in sharing experience in the building of great communities.
CanU believes that dialogue and debate is required, but must lead to meaningful action. It is up to all those involved in planning and design of our cities, subscribing and believing in this idea, to respond to this appeal and rally with the group leading towards a better future for our regions, cities, towns and villages.
Most presentations will be done in English and French presentations will be translated in English.
Photo Credit: MTTQ Philippe Renault / Canadian Urbanism