UNESCO has just published an article by Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec under the title “Montreal: landscapes and lockdown”. In response to the call for good initiatives from the cities of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR / SHS-UNESCO) network, this text summarizes the results of a reflection conducted by the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (and its international partners) on the impact of COVID-19 and Montreal’s public space. The objective of this study was to document the actions undertaken during the Montreal lockdown phase (from March 13 to May 16, 2020) and certain landscape representations regarding this urban territory.
To read the results of the research “Montreal, landscape under lockdown” of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape, see the following web link and download the PDF : http://covid19.unesco-paysage.umontreal.ca/#/en#download
Under the direction of Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, the research team was composed of Emmanuel Beaudry-Marchand (research officer), Chloé Lévesque (research assistant), Sylvain Paquette (research advisor) with international scientific collaborators from Italy, Japan, Brazil, Tunisia, France and Morocco (see PDF, p.5 – 6).
International scientific collaborators
- Iman Benkirane, Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the EuroMediterranean University, Fez, Morocco
- Alessandra Capuano, Associate Researcher at the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape of the University of Montréal (CUPUM), Full Professor at the Departement of Architecture and Design (DiAP) of the University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy
- Mauro Claro, Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning (FAU) at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Marlène Ghorayeb, Researcher at the Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme Environnement (LAVUE – UMR 7218 CNRS), Special School of Architecture of Paris, France
- Manuel Tardits, Professor and Researcher of architecture at Meiji University and ICS College of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
- Imène Zaâfrane, Professor and Researcher at the National School of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of November 7 in Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
The research team would like to thank the management of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS), including Ms. Linda Tinio-Le Douarin, Programme Specialist in the Inclusion and Rights Section, for their research support.