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Delivering social sustainability in the inner-city: the transformation of South-West Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

Darchen, Sébastien et Poitras, Claire (2020). Delivering social sustainability in the inner-city: the transformation of South-West Montreal, Quebec (Canada) Local Environment , vol. 25 , nº 4. pp. 305-319. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2020.1744117.

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This paper analyses how social sustainability is implemented in private-led regeneration processes and which understanding of the “social” foregrounds the implementation of sustainability in Montreal. The case studies are two new residential projects led by the private sector participating in the transformation of the Southwest Borough in Montreal. The analysis is based on six components used to evaluate the operationalisation of social sustainability for new residential projects as well on the analysis of opportunities to negotiate the “social” in the implementation of sustainability. The two case studies, Griffintown and the Bassins-du-Nouveau Havre projects are examples of brownfield regeneration in a former industrial area along the Lachine Canal known as the South West Borough. We have used semi-structured interviews with the stakeholders as the main source for data collection, a review of press articles and an analysis of the principal planning documents related to each project. If the second example is more convincing in regards to the operationalisation of social sustainability, there is a lack of incentives for developers to integrate social sustainability principles in their development in the Montreal context. Planning instruments should impose more constraints on developers and municipalities should have more financial resources to negotiate with developers what the “social” should be.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: friches industrielles; durabilité sociale; Montréal
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 12 nov. 2020 18:53
Dernière modification: 24 janv. 2022 21:14
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/10315

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