Technical Guides

The MUEC’s publications look at a variety of techniques and solutions for designing neighbourhoods, organizing active transportation and greening the city. This section provides citizens, professionals, managers and decision-makers with techniques, practical advice, innovative examples and case studies.

Building Active Communities Together Populaires

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Building Active Communities Together

Published in November 2017

The Active Neighbourhoods Canadapartnership is working to identify ways fordecision makers, planning professionals, community groups and citizens to cooperateon plans and solutions that encourage active transportation and citizen participation.Three partners – the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Sustainable Calgary Society – adopted an innovative, cooperative, Canada-wide approach.

Factsheet #7 - Participatory urban planning

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Factsheet #7 - Participatory urban planning

Published in June 2017

Participatory urban planning is a process that has great potential for transforming the city and its neighborhoods with their different stakeholders, but it is still necessary to plan for its success. Inspired by the community planning and works of Jan Gehl and Jane Jacobs, this participatory process emphasizes the importance of citizen participation to create living environments that meet the needs of the communities that inhabit them.

Factsheet #6 - Vision Zero, a new road safety strategy (french only) Populaires

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Factsheet #6 - Vision Zero, a new road safety strategy (french only)

Published in March 2017

Vision Zero is a road safety strategy that emerged in Sweden in the late 1990s. It comes down to a promising idea: no death or serious injury on the road network is acceptable. The core of this approach is therefore to eliminate fatal road crashes and serious injuries at the source through a comprehensive vision that includes engineering, citizen engagement, monitoring, evaluation and education. This principle adopted by many countries and even more cities shows that it is possible to improve the road safety record by changing our vision of the road system.

Factsheet #5 - Greening cities with citizens Populaires

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Factsheet #5 - Greening cities with citizens

Published in October 2016
To mitigate the harmful effects of heat islands, greening the city is proving to be a very effective strategy. From the flowery balcony to the large municipal park, the spaces to be invested take all kinds of forms. It is good for physical and mental health, the environment and social ties. So let's put all hands to the ground!

Factsheet #4 - Traffic-calming measures to decrease speed Populaires

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Factsheet #4 - Traffic-calming measures to decrease speed

Published in October 2016
In urban areas, the speed of motorized traffic can create problems of safety and comfort for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as affect the tranquility of residents and users of public spaces. Learn more about traffic calming measures to reduce speed in our fourth factsheet.

Factsheet #3 - Best practices in the planning and development of commercial arteries Populaires

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Factsheet #3 - Best practices in the planning and development of commercial arteries

Published in October 2016
The good development of commercial arteries, the public space of choice in our cities and a central element of their cultural and economic dynamism, is essential to their development. Our third factsheet offers you the opportunity to discover proposals to make these places more user-friendly, accessible, green and dynamic.

Factsheet #2 - Urban arteries and boulevards: sharing the road Populaires

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Factsheet #2 - Urban arteries and boulevards: sharing the road

Published in October 2016
Urban arteries (also called "urban boulevards") are densely populated and widely frequented areas, especially by pedestrians. Due to its high volume and speed, motorized traffic on the streets affects air quality, noise level, temperature and pedestrian safety. We propose you to discover how can cohabitation work at the level of the arteries and urban boulevards in this second factsheet.

Factsheet #1 - Securing intersections and crossings Populaires

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Factsheet #1 - Securing intersections and crossings

Published in October 2016
Promoting active mobility in urban areas is an excellent strategy for sustainable development and public health. It is also necessary that the movements of vulnerable users can take place in a safe environment. Find out how it is possible to improve the safety of intersections and crossings in our first factsheet.

Participatory Urban Planning : planning the city with and for its citizens Populaires

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Participatory Urban Planning : planning the city with and for its citizens

Published in April 2016
The Participatory Planning: planning the city with and for its citizens guide has been designed to accompany you step by step in the realization of a project including citizen participation. Whether the redevelopment of an intersection or securing a street, creation of a public square, the realization of a local transport plan or greening a common yard, the approach proposed by the MUEC will give you the tools to make your project into a real collective effort.

Climbing Plants - A Refreshing Solution (english version) Populaires

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Climbing Plants - A Refreshing Solution (english version)

Published in April 2016
The guide provides practical, step-by-step advice for greening walls with climbing plants. It demystifies common concerns around climbing plants that often discourage their use and prevent people from experiencing their benefits in urban areas.

Tool box: Transform Your City Populaires

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Tool box: Transform Your City

Published in June 2014
The tool box contains a wealth of resources for carrying out participatory projects in your city or neighbourhood. It is for citizens, groups or organizations wanting to transform their city. Are you dreaming of a friendlier, safer and more human living environment? Explore the tool box and take action.

Guide to Rooftop Container Gardens Populaires

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Guide to Rooftop Container Gardens

Published in October 2012
The guide describes the conditions required for installing a rooftop container garden, the steps involved and the technologies that work in Quebec’s climate. It also provides examples of some inspiring projects.

For a City That Walks: A Guide Populaires

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For a City That Walks: A Guide

Published in May 2014
The guide provides 11 principles for improving mobility in neighbourhoods, including inspiring examples from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. Don’t know where to start? Get your city walking by taking one of the proposed courses of action.

Designing Cool Islands of Vegetation and Living Spaces Populaires

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Designing Cool Islands of Vegetation and Living Spaces

Published in April 2014
This publication documents and illustrates five different techniques for creating cool islands of vegetation in residential areas. It includes practical fact sheets for carrying out participatory greening projects and descriptions of 60 types of plants from different families with information on their level of adaption to urban environments.

Guide to Climbing Plants Populaires

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Guide to Climbing Plants

Published in June 2011
The guide provides practical, step-by-step advice for greening walls with climbing plants. It demystifies common concerns around climbing plants that often discourage their use and prevent people from experiencing their benefits in urban areas.

Imagine Milton-Parc - A Neighbourhood Sustainability Plan Populaires

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Imagine Milton-Parc - A Neighbourhood Sustainability Plan

Published in 2007
We imagine Milton-Parc as a liveable, sustainable neighbourhood that takes steps to remain healthy over the long term by seeking environmental, economic and social equity. We imagine a community that can meet the needs of the present while ensuring that future generations and other species flourish. This plan is an invitation to change the world, neighbourhood by neighbourhood!

Please note: The technical guides are available in French only.

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