THE MONTRÉAL URBAN ECOLOGY CENTRE (MUEC)
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 which aims to develop and share expertise on the most democratic and viable approaches to sustainable urban development. Its approach builds on social ecology to examine and better balance relationships between urban populations and nature, and to jointly address social and environmental issues, emphasizing the importance of the neighborhood and city levels and the fundamental right of citizens to take part in decisions that relate to the management of urban affairs.
The Centre leads projects in education, public awareness and research as well as demonstration projects on urban ecology, democracy and citizens participation.
Montréal Host Committee
Prof. David Brown
McGill University School of Urban Planning
Executive Director, Quartier international de Montréal
Executive Director, Montréal Regional Environmental Council
Dr. Louis Drouin
Head, Urban Environment and Health, Direction de santé publique, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal
McGill University; Vice-President, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, and Ecocity 2011 Co-Convenor
Director, Environment and Sustainable Development, City of Montréal
Executive Director, NGO Alternatives
Yves Lavoie, ing.
President, Réseau des ingénieurs du Québec
President and CEO, Écotech Québec
Executive Director, Earth Day Québec
Executive Director, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, and Ecocity 2011 Co-Convenor
Director of Urban Development, Montréal Regional Council of Elected Officials
Project Director–International Organizations, Montréal International
Planning and logistics
Opus 3 inc.
This professional congress organizer is known as one of the most respected convention, exhibition and special event organizers in Québec. It is located in Old Montréal, close to the Palais des congrès de Montréal and the city’s major hotels. Since it was founded in 1994, Opus 3 has successfully planned and produced over 750 events of all shapes and sizes in 50 cities in Canada and around the world.