Ecocity 2011 has set up partnerships with artists and created special activities and projects for the Summit participants to enjoy. Montréal performs for us August 22 - 26!
WITHIN THE EXHIBITION
The Summit Exhibition will host several activities including the opening cocktail reception, coffee breaks, film screenings and artistic installations. You’ll also find a food court with lots of great choices.
Monday 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am to 5 pm
The Exhibition will be open to the general public Thursday, August 25.
Activities organized by the Goethe-Institut in Montréal
last departure: 9:40 pm
Duration of the play: 70 minutes
Starting point: Fonderie Darling 745, rue Ottawa
Please note: You have to register at the desk of “Transit Kitchen” from 10 am to noon to participate!
The theatre collective Turbo Pascal from Berlin and 6 local bilingual actors will play with the currently debated neighbourhood of Griffintown through its performance ”Talking the walk in Griffintown”. In this former industrial and workers’ neighbourhood, actors will lead directed walks for individual participants.
close to Lipstick Forest
“Go by foot as often as you can!” is the watchword of this exhibition that shows the different initiatives of 12 districts in the City of Berlin that encourage more people to walk, cycle and take other forms of active and public transportation to get around. Over the years, the City of Berlin has put forward multiple incentives to encourage walking, such as wider sidewalks, more short cuts and diagonal crossings.
With ingredients such as bike paths, pedestrian zones and buses, the problems of Montreal’s traffic will be virtually solved in the “Transit Kitchen”. Interested citizens will put forth their ideas on a modern, climate-friendly and mobile city in the form of recipes while the camera looks on over their shoulders into the cooking pot.
What is the place of food in the city? How are "waste" spaces being transformed by food projects? What are the implications on materials, technologies and structures? CARROT CITY is a travelling exhibit that shows how the design of buildings and cities can enable the production of food in the city. It explores the relationships between design and urban food systems as well as the impact that agricultural issues have on the design of urban spaces and buildings. The exhibit is free of charge and accessible to everyone during the opening hours of the Metro (6:00 am to midnight).
Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm
Gesù, 1200, de Bleury Street
A musical fantasy where Flowers and Weeds join forces to grow the Magic Garden that will change Megapolis forever!
Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 pm., Pigeon Hole Park, corner of Notre-Dame and Saint-Jean streets, Old Montréal. Held on August 24, in case of rain.
The Ecocity on the ground committee invites you to the opening of an exhibition of temporary art projects, mounted in a non-traditional urban space!
Bring something to drink. Snacks will be served.
To learn more about Ecocity on the Ground projects, see the online leaflet.
friday, march 18, 2011, 12:00
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monday, march 14, 2011, 15:00
Register before May 12, 2011 and take advantage of the Early-Bird rate.
thursday, february 10, 2011, 14:00
Congratulations to the winner of the Ecocity World Summit 2011 draw held at the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference 2011, in Vancouver, Canada.
A complimentary registration to the Ecocity World Summit 2011Winner : Ms. Kieran O'Brien, City Green Solutions
Wednesday, January 26, 11:30
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 16:30
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Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:00
Interested in Ecomobility?
Professor Jeffrey Kenworthy will be a guest speaker at the Summit. He recently co-wrote a book on the subject with his North American colleagues Preston L. Schiller and Eric C. Bruun. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation is an introductory text on the policies, planning and application of sustainable means of transportation.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010, 15:30
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Tuesday, november 16, 2010, 10:00
Congratulations to the winner of the Ecocity World Summit 2011 draw held at the 2010 INFRA Congress (Municipal Infrastructure)
A complimentary registration to the Ecocity World Summit 2011Winner : Mr. Richard Mathieu, Tubecon
THUSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010, 14:00
A green revolution is underway in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
The Montréal borough Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie is implementing concrete actions to fight against the heat island effect. They include contributing to greening and requiring the use of materials with high levels of solar reflectance for soil liners and roofs.
"This is a major shift in our Policies. With these regulatory changes, we are sending out a clear message. The way things were done in the past has led to the deterioration of the quality of life of our citizens and it is time to reverse the situation by changing our policies. This essential step will lead to real change in the way we protect the urban living environment we cherish so much", said Mayor Francis W. Croteau. [...]
Ecomobility, urban planning, public space committee member Tim Beatley will launch his new book Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning later this month.
Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for more than twenty years. He is the author of many books, including Resilient Cities, Green Urbanism, and Green Urbanism Down Under, all published by Island Press.
Friday, november 5, 2010, 16:00
The Ecocity World Summit 2011 Call for proposals is now online. Many interconnecting themes will be covered during the conference. We invite you to submit proposals and to invite colleagues and friends to do so! The deadline for Proposal Submission is January 31, 2011.
Écotech Québec, Québec's Cleantech Cluster, announced on November 5 that the Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA), the new worldwide network of cleantech clusters, will hold its first meeting in Montréal during the Ecocity World Summit in August 2011. [...]
Thusday, November 4, 2010, 11:00
Ecocity Co-Convenors named Ambassadors by appointment by Palais des congrès de Montréal
Ms. Jayne Engle-Warnick, McGill University; Urban planner and Vice-President, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre and Mr. Luc Rabouin, Executive Director, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre have been named Ambassadors by appointment by the city's convention centre, Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Created in 1985, the Ambassador's Club brings together influential and dynamic men and women who, through their professional activities and associative involvements, have been instrumental in bringing one or several large-scale events to the Palais.
Here are the winners of the Ecocity World Summit 2011 draw held at the 2010 CIP Conference.
First prize: A complimentary registration to the Ecocity World Summit 2011
Winner: Mr. Ugo Ufoegbune, City of Calgary
Second prize: Mr. Jan Gehl’s book Cities for People
Winner: Ms. Ginette Lamontagne, DBGL Confluence Inc.
Third prize: Mr. Richard Register’s book EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature
Winner: Ms. Eleanor Mohammed, Leduc County
CDs of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Mr. Corey Dimitruk, Government of Nunavut
Mr. Elie Saydeh, Défense Nationale, Canada
Ms. Annelise Grube-Cavers, Concordia University
Ms. Nadine Tischhauser, DND
Mr. Abraham Bayala, Cabinet d'urbanisme et de développement régional
Ms. Julie Gaetan, SNC-Lavalin
Mr. Marcelo Figueira Armin, A. Preiksaitis & Associates Ltd
Ms. Kimberly Bittermann, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Ms. Breanne Harder, Student - Dalhousie University
Thank you to the delegates who stopped by our booth, and congratulations to the winners! We look forward to welcoming you to Montréal in August!
Mr. Jan Gehl, Honorary Co-President of the Summit was in Montréal this week for the Canadian Institute of Planners Conference. His Cities for People book signing created a big buzz at our stand!
For more than forty years, Jan Gehl, renowned urban planner and Danish architect, has helped transform urban environments from Copenhagen to New York and cities around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In Cities for People, which is extensively illustrated with over 700 images, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes for people.
Mr. Gehl is an Architect MAA & FRIBA, Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen. He has been awarded the Sir Patrick Abercrombie prize for exemplary contributions to town planning by the International Union of Architects as well as an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Jan Gehl was awarded an international honorary fellowship to the Royal Institute of British Architects (Int. FRIBA) in 2006 and to the AIA, the American Institute of Architecture and the Canadian Institute of Architecture in 2008.
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre at the World Urban Forum V in Rio de Janeiro (courtesy of the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre)
The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre is present at the World Urban Forum V in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, from March 22-26. MUEC Executive Director Luc Rabouin will take part in the panel “The right to the ecocity, Ecocity World Summit Montréal 2011”, on March 23. It will be a great opportunity to share the good news about Ecocity 2011 being held in Montréal next year. The MUEC will be hosting the World Summit [...]
The Ecocity World Summit will take place in Montreal in 2011 (Courtesy of Montreal Urban Ecology Centre)
« The 9th Ecocity World Summit will take place in Montreal from August 22 until August 26, 2011», as it was announced by Richard Register, president of Ecocity Builders, in presence of Luc Rabouin, executive director of the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre. Download the photo