The research team develops distinct and complementary skills in conceptual and methodological approaches as in the diversity of territories considered, whether urban, rural or suburban. For example, these skills contribute to the analysis of territorial dynamics in terms of spatial dimensions, to examining forms of social and cultural valuations of inhabited territories, and to understanding the logics of stakeholders and forms of territorial governance. Combining these jurisdictions contributes to the renewal of landscape management tools, responding thereof to the needs expressed by key stakeholders in Quebec’s land-use planning.
CPEUM’s partnership experience shows that the proximity between partners from academia, government, parapublic organizations and local communities carries meaningful dialogue and mutual enrichment. Knowledge resulting from these multi-stakeholder dialogues is essential to tackling broader and more complex issues through reflections that amalgamate disciplinary approaches and industry practices.