Taking Ownership of the City

Event: Taking Ownership of the City – From urban heritage to cultural landscape

Organizer: Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain, École des sciences de la gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal

Type: Symposium

Place: Montréal

Dates: 16-18 April 2012

Presentation: Members of the general public, researchers focusing on the city (including its identities and societies), and professionals specialising in urbanism and cultural communities are all invited to this international symposium to discuss the effects of metropolisation on the potential meaning of the built landscape and to reflect on how to develop a sense of belonging and coexistence in an integrating environment representative of today's and tomorrow's citizens. Can a city be even more Scandinavian, French or Spanish than it already is? Or more Montrealian, Londonian or Parisian? In other words, the symposium will involve a collective reflection on growing together and the future of the spirit of place. Thirty-one papers will be presented, encompassing four themes: “The cultural representation of large urban centres”; “The impacts of heritage on growing together”; “Cultural cohabitation”; and “Urban identity projects”.