Social acceptability: driving urban development or holding it back?

City Talks

January 29, 2020

Lecture presented on January 29, 2020

In the approval process for a public, community or private project, social acceptability is increasingly invoked by developers as the deciding factor. Whether it’s a mobility, housing, or neighbourhood development project, how do we reconcile developers’ goals with communities’ concerns?

How can we anticipate the future and assess projects from a long-term perspective? What role do the avant-garde, innovation and pioneering development play in this consultation and conciliation approach??



Episode summary

  • 1:05 : Introduction by Dinu Bumbaru
  • 7:25 : Julie Caron-Malenfant
  • 19:30 : Louise Roy
  • 35:30: Martin Leblanc
  • 47:00 : Question period
  • 1:31:30 : Conclusion by Dinu Bumbaru

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