In a context of changing lifestyles, climate change and housing crisis, public authorities are getting involved in various projects to adapt the built environment of major cities and increase the housing supply (greening, public transport, new districts among others). While these projects attempt to meet objectives that appear legitimate in the eyes of many, they are also often criticized for the gentrification they can lead to. Indeed, the improvement of the built environment and the development of new neighborhoods often seem to offer housing options that primarily benefit the most affluent households.
How can we invest in adaptation to climate change and increase the housing supply in major cities, while preserving social diversity ?
This event will bring together representatives from research, public authorities, community, private sector and the public to discuss ways of reconciling urban development and social diversity.
Renowned specialists will be brought together to discuss this current issue :
- Francis Cortellino (Société canadienne d’hypothèques et de logement)
- Catherine Fournier (Union des municipalités du Québec et Ville de Longueuil)
- Florian Mayneris (UQAM et CIRANO)
- Isabelle Melançon (Institut de développement urbain du Québec)
- Jean-Philippe Meloche (UdeM et CIRANO)
- Sébastien Parent-Durand (Alliance des corporations d’habitations abordables du territoire du Grand Montréal ACHAT)
The discussions will be moderated by journalist Isabelle Ducas (La Presse).
this event is organized by CIRANO in collaboration with Pôle Développement économique et inégalités des territoires of ESG UQAM and MixCité of Pôle sur la ville résiliente of UQAM.
This event will be held in French.