MONTREAL, May 25, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - With the heat-wave season fast
approaching, the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) and the Office
municipal d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM) invite the media to discover
the cool islands of vegetation that have been created by La Ville en vert, a project that aims to improve the quality of life of thousands of
residents living in some 60 low-cost housing complexes in Montréal.
A visit to the outside of the Habitations Émile-Nelligan II will provide
a photo opportunity of a space that was renovated by La Ville en vert project.
Denis Quirion (OMHM) and Luc Rabouin (MUEC) will present different
aspects of La Ville en vert: numerous greening and urban agriculture interventions, installation of white roofs, and a participatory planning process with residents. Gilles Deguire, a member of the City of Montréal's executive committee
responsible for housing and social housing, will discuss the positive
effects that the project has had on improving living environments and neighbourhoods. Also, a resident of the Habitations Émile-Nelligan II will share her personal experience with the project.
Mélissa Giguère of the INSPQ and Dr. Louis Drouin of the Direction de
santé publique de Montréal have been invited to present the fight against urban heat islands in Quebec and Montréal as well as discuss how La Ville en vert can be viewed as a public health strategy to help our most vulnerable populations overcome extreme heat events in
When: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Habitations Émile-Nelligan I and II, 5230 rue Saint-Dominique
Gilles Deguire, mayor of the borough of Montréal-Nord, member of the
executive committee responsible for housing and social housing, City of
Denis Quirion, executive director, Office municipal d'habitation de
Luc Rabouin, executive director, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
Mélissa Giguère, M. Env, planning, programming and research agent,
Environmental Health and Toxicology Division, Institut national de
santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Dr. Louis Drouin, responsible for urban health and environment,
Direction de la santé publique (DSP) de Montréal
A resident of the Habitations Émile-Nelligan II
SOURCE OFFICE MUNICIPAL D'HABITATION DE MONTREAL
For further information:
SOURCES: Montréal Urban Ecology Centre and the Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal
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