Colloque

2008 – Demande sociale en paysage

16 — 17 June 2008

  • Description

    During a 2-day forum, CPEUM listened to individuals and groups who initiated steps for the protection, enhancement, and development of landscapes. The forum allowed to gauge the diversity of initiatives and outlined recent successes and challenges.

    During June 16 and 17, 2008, the University of Montreal hosted Quebec’s first forum on social demand for landscape. At the initiative of CUPUM and CPEUM, the event gathered over 300 participants interested in the quality of living environments, the identity of our territories, and the appeal and attractions of landscape!

    The forum is a response to communities’ increasingly acute awareness of the importance of the quality of landscapes and living environments for their economic and social development. This awareness emerged when urbanization, industrialization, agricultural practices and the proliferation of infrastructures (wind parks, methane terminals, etc.), among others, accelerated the transformation of landscapes.

    This first public forum brought together a wide range of stakeholders (community groups, citizens, local and regional government representatives) active in the preservation, enhancement, and development of landscapes. From Iles-de-la-Madeleine to Montérégie, through the Bas-Saint-Laurent, the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, Gaspésie and Montreal, individuals, groups and associations expressed their efforts to protect and develop landscapes. They shared their successes but also the difficulties encountered in their work. This event revealed the major public concerns tied to their landscapes and left plenty of room for debate and discussion on the scope and limits of regulatory and legislative tools.

    Jean-François Seguin, from the Ministère de l’écologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Énergie (France), and the President of the Conference of the European Landscape Convention were among the VIPs who attended the conference. After 2 days of debate, Mrs. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, Head of the Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Spatial Planning Division of the Council of Europe, ended the forum with a lecture entitled "The European Landscape Convention, 7 years later: Lessons learned."

  • Team

    Coordination Committee
    • Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec
      Professor Emeritus École d’urbanisme et d’architecture de paysage / Associate Researcher UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Membre fondateur UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM)
    • Sylvain Paquette
      University of Montreal / Full Professor School of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture / Principal Researcher Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM) / Associate Researcher UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM)
    • Lyndsay Daudier
      Coordination, production and logistics committee UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Communications UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Coordonatrice – WAT_UNESCO – MTL 2011 UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM) / Project Assistant UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM)
    • Gérald Domon
      Principal Researcher Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM) / Adjunct Professor School of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
    • Liz Roy
      Administrative Agent Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM)
    Monitoring Committee
    • Denis Lemieux
      Architectural Consultant Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF) / Landscape Consultant Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF) / Sustainable Development Consultant Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF) / Direction de la recherche, des politiques et du lectorat Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF) / Architect Direction du lectorat et des politiques / Architecture, Landscape and Sustainable Development Advisor Direction du lectorat et des politiques
    • Denis Stonehouse
      Project Manager Direction de l’Environnement (MTQ) / Landscape Architect Direction de l’Environnement (MTQ) / Project Manager Direction de la recherche et de l’environnement / Landscape Architect Direction de la recherche et de l’environnement
    • Martin Alarie
      Coordonnateur à l’aménagement du territoire Direction de l’Aménagement et du Développement local
    • Yvon Pesant
      Géographe Direction régionale de la Montérégie-Est / Conseiller en aménagement et développement rural Direction régionale de la Montérégie-Est
  • Issues

  • Complementary resources

  • Partners

    Financing partners

    • Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
    • Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP)
    • Ministère des affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire (MAMROT)
    • Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF)
    • Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
    • Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation du Québec (MDEIEQ)
    • Hydro-Québec
    • Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF)

    Other partners

    • UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape (CUPUM)
    • Chair of Landscape and Environment (CPEUM)
    • Consulat général de France au Québec