Cocity is a tour of North-American cities dedicated to document and share original practices that foster civil society’s contribution to the development and improvement of urban living environment and services to people.
Those practices, targeted in several North American cities, aim to :
- Inform, Educate, Empower, Engage
- Consult, Take citizen needs and voices into account
- Enable Collaboration & Co-design
Passionate about solving urban social and environmental issues and inspired by the profusion of emerging ideas in Montreal in this area, I am involved in numerous initiatives that liven up the city relying on citizen participation (RuePublique, Bellastock Québec, Imaginons la place Gérald-Godin!). Last autumn, I also contributed to the development and coordination of a citizen-centred innovation process that aims to encourage technology community and non-profit organizations to collectively elaborate solutions that respond to urban challenges such as food supply and mobility (Connexité Montréal).
Holding a bioengineering degree and a Master degree in planning, energy and territorial ecology, I acquired project management and strategic planning skills while working, among others, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and while assisting the managers of the planning and green spaces campaigns of the Regional environmental council of Montreal (CRE-Montréal) in the realization of their missions.