The UNESCO chair in Urban Landscape proudly welcomes two new members to its team

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The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape of the University of Montreal (CUPUM) proudly welcomes two new members in support of its scientific activities, namely: Emmanuel Beaudry-Marchand as research officer and Chloé Lévesque as research assistant. These new hires will contribute to the scientific development of the organization through the implementation of international projects (ref .: WAT_UNESCO, research, seminars, publication) by taking advantage of the research infrastructure of the Landscape Innovation Laboratory (Laboratoire d’innovation paysagère, LIP) and its digital landscape management platform (Gestion numérique des paysages, GNP) for the development and deployment of inclusive and participative ideation processes and methods in urban design and the application of new collaborative visualization tools in urban landscapes. In addition, work from these two new members will support the UNESCO’s social and human sciences program (concerned with the challenges of urban inclusion, well-being and the quality of the living environment) as well as the actions required to attain the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda.

Holder of a bachelor’s degree in graphic design at the University of Quebec in Montreal (2015) and a master’s degree in environmental design from the Faculty of Environmental Design of the University of Montreal (2020), Emmanuel Beaudry-Marchand is a research officer at the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM). Previously, he had been involved as a research assistant in various research activities including the Hybridlab Design Research Laboratory at the University of Montreal followed by the Chair in Landscape and Environment (CPEUM) of this same institution. His expertise in visual programming, photography and digital capture technologies led him to develop an interest in the psychology of environmental experience in urban settings, the development of co-ideation/creation tools and collaborative processes in design and planning. His research experience also extends to presenting novel research results in international conferences and articles.

Master’s student in architecture at the Faculty of Environmental Design of the University of Montreal, Chloé Lévesque is a research assistant at the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM). Currently, as part of her ongoing graduate studies, she is expanding her reflections on the theme of “collective joy” in cities or how architecture can promote such a behavior in the urban citizen. Before this, she obtained her bachelor of science in architecture at the same institution, where she had the opportunity to complete her degree as part of an international exchange program at the École technique supérieure d’architecture de Barcelone (Spain). Taken together, this experience and her fields of interest are leading her to probe the relationship that architecture and urban territory hold with the lifestyles and ways of dwelling in the cities.