Participatory Democracy Forum: What future for Montréal?

While representative democracy seems to be in crisis, direct democracy at the local and regional level is currently fast-growing. A variety of new mechanisms allow citizens to participate in political decisions regarding the future of their cities. Whether we are talking about public consultations, co-design, online participation or participatory budgeting, the tools are various and […]

Commentary by IPAM on the draft regulation on public participation in urban planning and development

In December 2017, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy sought comments on the draft regulation on public participation in planning and development. Here is the Commentary of our board of directors, submitted to the ministry December 30, 2017. Click here to download the Commentary. (Translate this document for IPAM)

What future for public participation in Montreal?

  Translation of the open letter that appeared in the newspaper Le Devoir, October 28, 2017: The issue of participatory democracy deserves to be addressed during this election campaign in Montreal following the adoption of Bill 122 last June recognizing that municipalities are local governments. In the area of urban planning, the Bill allows municipalities […]

IPAM brief on Bill 121

March 29, 2017 Members of the Board of Directors of IPAM presented a brief on Bill 121 (An Act to increase the autonomy and powers of Ville de Montréal, the metropolis of Québec). This brief was presented at public hearings of the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain. Speaking on behalf of IPAM: Marie-Odile […]

IPAM brief on Bill 122

February 14, 2017 IPAM presented a brief (link below in French) to the public hearings of the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain on Bill 122 – An Act mainly to recognize that municipalities are local governments and to increase their autonomy and powers. Key points : sustainable development; the abolition of referendums; strengthen […]

Montréal-Métropole: Please share your ideas!

Thank you to everyone who attended our public forum held on November 30 at the Canadian Center for Architecture, as well as our January 30 roundtable at Rayside-Labossière. These two major events underscored the need for public debates as such, considering the potential impact of Bills 121 and 122. In addition, the strong social engagement […]