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Designing sustainability for whom? Recent housing development in Southwest Montréal

Poitras, Claire (2009). Designing sustainability for whom? Recent housing development in Southwest Montréal Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability , vol. 14 , nº 6. p. 515-528. DOI: 10.1080/13549830902903856.

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This paper sets out to show how urban sustainability issues have been addressed by social, political, and economic actors involved in housing production in Montréal. Specifically, it looks at how the environmental question has been incorporated into the practice and discourse of recent housing schemes. Principles of sustainable development such as adaptive reuse of industrial buildings and infill housing that allow for reinvestment in inner-city neighbourhoods, inclusion of affordable, or social housing in private housing developments to secure social mix, citizen participation, energy, water, and transportation matters have been increasingly circulated. By examining planning documents, design proposals, and briefs presented at public hearings on housing schemes in Southwest Montréal, a former working-class borough undergoing revitalisation, this paper shows that the values of sustainable development have been used by both private developers and local authorities to negotiate urban transformations with community groups.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: logement; revitalisation urbaine; durabilité; Montréal
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 13 nov. 2020 15:37
Dernière modification: 13 nov. 2020 15:37
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9892

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