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Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces

This article explores how Quebec’s churches are being repurposed as community hubs and cultural centers – from libraries to coworking spaces to circus art studios! “Whether you’re a believer or not, the church is still a meeting place…It’s the heart of the neighborhood, and we’re going to give it back that role.” – Dominique Drolet, Présidente d’Espace Solidaire,…

August 1, 2017 Visit Site
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Jane’s Walks 2017: Press Release

April 23, 2017 Download
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Cities – C2 Montréal

C2 Montréal has announced that the theme for their 6th annual international business conference is Ecosystems. Leading up to the May 2017 event, they`re sharing a host of resources that delve into the ideas of cities as places of collision, but also as living organisms, exploring intertwined notions of architecture, transport, population, and public squares.

February 23, 2017 Visit Site
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Nouveau Projet: Montreal Dossier

Nouveau Projet is an award-winning general-interest biannual publication launched in Montréal in 2012 that showcases the best writers, thinkers, and visual artists. Cities for People was proud to support the first-ever English issue, focussing on Montreal’s past and future as we look ahead to its 375th anniversary in 2017.

December 28, 2016 Visit Site
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Montreal Sound Map

Of interest to urban audiophiles: this is a web-based soundscape map of Montreal, which invites collaborators to upload field recordings to a Google Map of the city. The project acts as a ‘sonic time capsule’ in that it captures the ever-changing sounds of an evolving city. The aim is to encourage people to listen more…

December 12, 2016 Visit Site
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Les enfants dans la ville: une laboratoire

Voici un résumé du processus et des résultats d’un laboratoire co-créatif et fondé sur une discussion libre, portant sur les espaces urbaines et les enfants, mise en oeuvre par des représentant(e)s de 30+ organismes communautaires du Canada et des États-Unis.

November 27, 2016 Download
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Kids and Place Lab: Summary

This report summarizes the ideas and outcomes of a Kids and Place Lab, convened in Montreal by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation at Percolab. The Lab brought together about people from about 30 organizations in Canada and the United States, all working childhood well-being, healthy cities, and the lab process as it applies to cities…

November 25, 2016 Download
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Le guide du plan d’urbanisme / Guide to the Master Plan

Le guide du plan d’urbanisme / The Guide to the Master Plan (downloadable in French and English in PDF format) is an illustrated guidebook produced by the Office de consultation public de Montréal et Bricolage urbain. Its aim is to help Montrealers understand urban planning in everyday language and learn where and how they can have…

May 12, 2015 Visit Site