Wednesday, March 9, the ADUQ invited the population of Quebec to the Urban Design Seasons. For its winter edition, guest panelists shared their professional experience and their views on the development of indigenous communities in northern Quebec.
From Quebec North Shore to Nunavik, settlement of indigenous peoples raises important questions; How to offer culturally significant improvements in response to the aspirations of the communities? In what ways can we involve local people in the planning of the development of communities? How to do those changes in a northern climate influenced by climate change?
Two researchers and a student of the Living in Northern Quebec research project took part in the discussions;
Geneviève Vachon, architect (MOAQ), is a professor at the School of Architecture at Université Laval
Caroline Desbiens, Professor at the Department of Geography at Laval University
Gaelle André-Lescop member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, as a civil engineer