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CoLLaboratoire for Activating Multi-modal Mobility: One Public Space at a Time

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Project: CoLLaboratoire for Activating Multi-Modal Mobility: One Public Space at a Time 

Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant

Description:

The overall goal of this partnership is to raise awareness and encourage behavior shifts towards more sustainable urban mobility by understanding how public spaces can become knowledge exchange nodes. Its aims to move the climate change conversation into our community (raising awareness) and to awaken environmental behavior (engagement) to empower citizens to change their urban mobility behavior.

The first objective is to identify, analyze, and understand the best practices in other cities in North America and Europe for public space interventions that encourage citizens to embrace multi-modal mobility. The second objective is to test, through a series of community workshops, in three different areas in the City of Montreal, these methods (along with others). The workshops will allow the co-development of ideas for public spaces – ideas that will help citizens better understand issues related to multi-modal mobility and encourage behavior shifts. The ideas developed during the workshops will be presented in exhibitions, both online and in the public realm to further build dialogues with the community. The third objective is to develop these exercises, tools, and methods, into an exportable platform.

Researchers:

Carmela Cucuzzella
Anne Cormier
Caroline Hatch
Zachary Patterson
Pierre Gauthier

Research Assistants:

Morteza Hazbei
Amelie Tremblay
Sherif Goubran
Firdous Nizar
Omar Oriz Moraz
Mohammad Abdol-rezazadeh
Fatemeh Mehrzad

More to come. Work in progress.

More to come. Work in progress.

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