Videos

To believe in the transformation of cities, you have to see it. Here are some videos about neighbourhood transformations, traffic calming measures, participatory workshops, green roofs and more!

Participatory urban planning

Participatory Urban Planning: Planning the city with and for its citizens is a guide designed to support you throughout each step of your project that includes citizen participation.

Astérisk participatory budget

In 2015, Astérisk's youth experimented with the participatory budget. This small scale initiative was supported by the MUEC as part of the Cities for People project.

Urban Struggles Over the Years

During the weeks leading up to the fourth Montréal Citizen Summit, 15 activists got together to identify key citizen actions that have been carried out in Montréal and its neighbourhoods over the past 40 years. The film was produced by the MUEC and L’Autre Montréal in 2009.

From New York to Montréal: Taking the plunge towards active transportation Part 1

How can New York City inspire us to transform public space? As part of Pedestrian Week 2014 and Forum URBA 2015, the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre invited two experts from New York City to hold a public conference. Watch Karen Lee’s presentation called “Shaping Healthy and Active Cities.” Lee is a consultant and senior advisor at the New York City Department of Health.

From New York to Montréal: Taking the plunge towards active transportation—Part 2

How can New York City inspire us to transform public space? As part of Pedestrian Week 2014 and Forum URBA 2015, the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre invited two experts from New York City to hold a public conference. Watch Skye Duncan’s presentation called “Shaping Healthy Cities.” Duncan is an international urban design consultant and senior urban designer for the New York City Department of City Planning.

Cycling Challenge

Is cycling in Montréal an Olympic sport? This video follows two cyclists as they compete in an obstacle course. Produced by the MUEC volunteer committee, it shows some of the problems that cyclists experience and the need for better cycling infrastructure.

Pedestrian Week 2014: Public Conference

A summary of the public conference called “From New York to Montréal: Taking the plunge towards active transportation,” which was held in Montréal and Gatineau as part of Pedestrian Week.

Green, Active and Healthy Neighbourhoods

A description of the Green, Healthy and Active Neighbourhoods project and its goals.
Publication date: March 9, 2011

Participatory Budgeting

Participatory budgeting is a practice of good governance. Both the World Bank and UN-Habitat can attest to this. Participatory budgeting improves the transparency of public administration and the efficiency of public spending. More than 1,000 cities across the globe have adopted and adapted it to their contexts: Paris, Séville, Rome and Berlin. Yves Cabannes explains participatory budgeting in six points.

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