Press Releases

Discover the city through 150 walking conversations
Montréal, April 11th, 2017
Spring is back, bringing with it warm weather, the greenery ... and Jane’s Walk! The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) invites you to rediscover the city with the unveiling of the 9th edition programming for this event organized by and for citizens. With more than 80 walks in 19 Montréal boroughs and districts, citizens will have plenty of opportunities to stretch their legs on May 5, 6 and 7!

Management Change for MUEC
Montréal, August 15, 2014
In July, Julie Rocheleau, Executive Director of the MUEC, announced that she would be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities. “Over the last two years, she has helped push our organization towards innovation, develop a network of partners and successfully support a talented, energetic team. Thank you Julie, we wish you all the best,” says Raquel Peñalosa, President, Board of Directors of the MUEC.

Alliance Created For a New Shared Sainte-Catherine Street
Montréal, July 28, 2014
The Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, Vélo Québec and Vivre en ville have announced the formation of an alliance for a new shared Sainte-Catherine Street West, in a collective effort to nourish the consultation process called “Sainte-Catherine West: open to your ideas.” The alliance has a blog where it provides information and proposes urban design solutions. The blog is also a place for member organizations to share their future vision of Sainte-Catherine West, one of the most emblematic streets of Montréal’s social and economic dynamism.

2nd Pedestrian Week
Montréal, May 9, 2014
The 2nd edition of Pedestrian Week ended better than it started. The tragic events that caused the death of three pedestrians and one cyclist in Montréal are impossible to forget. But yesterday the City of Montréal announced the implementation of temporary measures that will have a positive impact on cyclists and pedestrians, and this is cause for celebration.

CP Must Commit to Making Pedestrian and Cyclist Crossings Safer
Montréal, May 5, 2014
Following the recent death of a young cyclist under the Canadian Pacific (CP) right-of-way, many organizations now feel that it is more than time to make railroads safer for the communities that surround them.

Pedestrian Week 2014 — New York City Prioritizes Active Transportation
Montréal, April 22, 2014
As part of Pedestrian Week 2014 (May 2-9), two experts from New York City will be speaking in Montréal and Gatineau about the innovative approaches that have been implemented by the City of New York and other American cities to redesign public space.

Three Days to Walk Montréal — 6th edition of Jane’s Walk
Montréal, April 14, 2014
Tired of winter and need to stretch your legs? Want to (re)explore Montréal? Want to learn more about Montréal neighbourhoods and talk to the people who live there? Register for one of 103 free Jane’s Walks being held on May 2, 3 and 4, 2014.

MUEC Reminds New Montréal Administration About Important Projects
Montréal, November 4, 2013
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre would like to congratulate Denis Coderre on his recent election as mayor, along with all of the other candidates who contributed so much to this important democratic process.

MUEC and Montréal Neighbourhood Roundtables Develop Tools to Help Citizens Before (and After) Voting Day
Montréal, October 16, 2013
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre and the coalition of Montréal neighbourhood roundtables have created two easy-to-use tools to help Montrealers get more actively involved in the election campaign.

SAAQ Pedestrian Safety Campaign: Stop blaming victims and protect those who are most vulnerable
Montréal, September 30, 2013
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre feels that the Société d’assurance automobile du Québec’s (SAAQ) advertising campaign is ridiculous and completely off target. The campaign aims to increase pedestrian safety, but it was run in the Montréal metro, out of sight of drivers.

Vert Chez Nous Project to Green OMHL Housing Complex Grounds and Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect
Longueuil, June 27, 2013
The Office Municipal d’habitation de Longueil (OMHL), in partnership with Institut national de la santé publique du Québec and the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, is announcing the Vert chez nous project, an initiative aimed at reducing the effects of heat on the health of seniors, families and young children.

MUEC Tasked With Creating Canada-wide Green Neighbourhood Network
Montréal, June 26, 2013
The MUEC’s expertise in urban planning and active transportation has attracted quite a following. The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced that it is tasking the MUEC with creating the Réseau quartiers verts/Active Neighbourhoods Canada project.

Montréal Green Neighbourhoods: Transportation Plan Commitment Takes Shape
Montréal, May 1, 2013
The MUEC and its partners are thrilled by Réal Ménard’s announcement recognizing eight green neighbourhoods in five boroughs. Ménard is the City of Montréal’s executive committee member responsible for transport.

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