1 January 2008
LEMIEUX, Denis et BRODEUR, Mario (Dir.) (2008), Cahiers des bonnes pratiques en design – Imaginer, réaliser la ville du 21e siècle, developed by Design Montréal, Montréal.
The Cahiers des bonnes pratiques en design—Imaginer, réaliser la ville du 21e siècle (''Handbooks of Best Practices in Design—Imagining and Creating the City of the 21st Century'') are destined for anyone interested in improving the quality of the urban environment (elected officials, developers, municipal managers, urban design professionals, etc.) and seeking examples to inspire their approaches as well as tools to guide their interventions.
This publication is the first product emerging from the 2007–2017 Action Plan – Montréal Cultural Metropolis, which aims to enrich the cultural quality of the living environment via the promotion of excellence in architecture and design. The partners in the event Rendez-vous November 2007 – Montréal, Cultural Metropolis agreed on the importance of ensuring the widespread implementation of design competitions, workshops and panels so as to ensure the quality of projects ''upstream'' and introduce both support tools and financial incentives to facilitate such practices.
These handbooks, which are composed of 3 distinct documents, will be enhanced over the years through the addition of methodological guides and new examples of Montréal-based best practices.
Elaborated by Design Montréal, Imagining and Creating the City of the 21st Century, the Cahiers des bonnes pratiques en design is a joint publication of the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine and the Ville de Montréal, financed pursuant to the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal 2005-2008.