Map of projects

The MUEC carries out projects in the areas of urban planning, active and public transportation, greening and urban agriculture. It promotes citizen participation in all of its projects.

Vert chez nous is a participatory greening project carried out in public housing complexes of the Office municipal d’habitation de Longueuil (OMHL). The project consists in technical greening interventions aimed at creating cool islands of vegetation and spaces for urban agriculture.

Active Neighbourhoods Canada is a partnership between the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC), Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and Sustainable Calgary Society (SCS). These organizations drew their inspiration from the Green, Active and Healthy Neighbourhoods approach — successfully implemented in four Quebec neighbourhoods — and tools inspired by best practices from around the world.

Jane’s Walk is held in honour of Jane Jacobs, a writer and activist who strongly influenced urban planning in North America. For this event, “walking conversations” are led over the same weekend in over one hundred cities around the world. The 7th edition of the Montréal Jane’s Walk will take place in 2015.

Culti-vert is a greening project on a section of the roof of the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The MUEC participated in the creation of the project’s initial design and its implementation. It also helped promote the project and encouraged its use as a demonstration and educational platform.

The Saint-Pierre Woonerf is an example of a Dutch convivial street concept, implemented in an alleyway in the Sud-Ouest borough. The MUEC led citizen consultation evenings with residents.

Cities for People is a Canada-wide initiative aimed at making cities more sustainable, more resilient and more human. It is led by organizations across the country tasked with supporting projects focused on four major themes: citizen spaces, cityscapes, new economies, and art and society. Cities for People is an initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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