Members of the Participatory Canada Core Team reflect on a year and a half of this social research and development initiative, adapting the “Participatory City” approach by working in close partnership with three Canadian cities — Kjipuktuk-Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto — during a pandemic. …


Développer les infrastructures de proximité essentielles pour l’après-COVID-19

Introduction par Jayne Engle, la fondation McConnell.

Pour prospérer, les villes et les quartiers ont besoin d’une infrastructure qui viendra appuyer la participation citoyenne dans le but de créer les produits dont leurs communautés ont besoin. Voilà la prémisse et le but du projet Nécessités universelles de base, qui est…


Développer les micro-infrastructures de proximité essentielles pour l’après-COVID-19

Introduction par Jayne Engle, la fondation McConnell.

La première moitié de 2020 a bouleversé notre monde de façon inimaginable. Des gens et des communautés de partout au monde vivent de grandes épreuves, mais on observe aussi tous les jours des personnes qui prennent soin les unes des autres, se soutiennent…


Credits: Alonso Navarro

Below is our preface to a report prepared by Dark Matter Labs that came out of the second meeting of the Network of Regulatory Experimentation, held in Toronto on April 2–3, 2019. The gathering was co-hosted as well with the McConnell Foundation, MaRS Solutions Lab and the Community of Federal…


Credits: Participatory City Foundation

We are happy to share that Tessy Britton will be a McConnell Cities for People Fellow this fall. Tessy is the Founding Chief Executive of Participatory City Foundation. As part of her fellowship, she will spend a month with us to support groups who are interested in adapting this initiative…


Matthew Claudel et Jonathan Lapalme sont des boursiers du programme Des villes pour tous de la Fondation McConnell. Matthew Claudel fait un doctorat au MIT, où il a cofondé le programme MITdesignX. Jonathan Lapalme est membre de Dark Matter Labs, propriétaire de l’atelier Les Interstices et cofondateur d’Entremise. …


By Alex Gillis

Matthew Claudel and Jonathan Lapalme are McConnell Cities for People Fellows. Matthew Claudel is working on his PhD at MIT, where he co-founded MIT’s designX program and Jonathan Lapalme is a member of Dark Matter Labs, the principal at Les Interstices and helped to create Entremise. …


Laurence Miall

Urban dystopia. Photo credit: Andrew Amistad

Whenever we read contemporary accounts of “preppers”, “survivalists” or similar individuals and groups that fully expect — and hope to escape — impending economic, social and environmental crises, one common strategy is quite clear. None of these folks expect to stick around in the major cities of the…


De gauche à droite en partant du haut: Marc Soberano, Terry Cooke, Mohamed Huque, Catherine Wallace,
Fabrice Vil, Shannon Holness, Will Prosper, Daniella Levy-Pinto

Le 9 novembre dernier, durant une séance du Sommet de Villes d’avenir Canada, NewCities Foundation et La fondation McConnell ont coanimé une discussion sur les inégalités présentes dans les villes. L’objectif était d’échanger en toute honnêteté sur la façon de « changer la trame narrative », c’est-à-dire remettre en question…


Clockwise from top left: Marc Soberano, Terry Cooke, Mohamed Huque, Catherine Wallace,
Fabrice Vil, Shannon Holness, Will Prosper, Daniella Levy-Pinto

On November 9, at a small session of the Future Cities Summit, NewCities Foundation and the McConnell Foundation co-hosted a conversation about inequality in cities. …

Cities for People — Des villes pour tous

Collaborative experiments in inclusive urban innovation

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