The Milton-Parc Story – confronting speculators and creating co-operative neighbourhoods

Conference
Aug 11 2016  9:00 - 11:30

A bi-lingual workshop (English and French).
In downtown Montreal is to be found an unsung extraordinary
neighbourhood which is a land trust of six city blocs where private
property has been abolished. A co-operative neighbourhood of 647
housing units where over 1000 citizens live in a federation of
non-profit houses for low-income people, the largest in North
America, of its kind. The fruit of an intense eleven
year socio-political urban struggle which removed prime land from
the capitalist marketplace. In existence for over thirty years, it
is a model of community organising and social struggles to be
studied by people interested in transforming their neighbourhoods
and cities. How can citizens organise to take-over their
neighbourhoods and beyond. Many of the current activists are now
poised to advance such social housing to the massive
Hotel Dieu lands, immediately adjacent to Milton-Parc. Can the
Milton-Parc vision spread ? A visual presentation will be made,
with accompanied documentation. Speakers include: Daniel Trudeau
and Martin Croteau (to be confirmed), Dimitri Roussopoulos and
Lucia Kowaluk, chaired by Alana Dow.

Au Centre-Ville de Montréal se trouve un extraordinaire quartier
méconnu qui est aussi une réserve foncière de six bloques dont la
propriété privé a été abolie. Un voisinage coopératif de 647
unités de logement où plus de 1000 personnes a bas revenu habitent
dans une fédération de maisons sans profit. C’est la plus grand en
Amérique dans son genre. C’est le fruit d’une lutte politico-social
de onze ans qui réussit a enlever des terrains de primer ordre du
marché capitaliste spéculatif. L’aventure a déjà plus de 30 ans,
est un modèle d’organisation communautaire et de luttes sociales
pour les chercheurs et les gens intéressés pour la transformation
des cités et de son voisinage. Comment peuvent les citoyens
s’organiser pour s’approprier son environnement et plus. Beaucoup
des anciens activistes retrouvent le défi de prendre les terrains
du proche Hôtel-Dieu, adjacent à Milton-Parc et construire
massivement du logement social. Pourrait la vision de Milton-Parc se
répandre? Une présentation visuel sera faite, accompagnée d’une
documentation. Les conférenciers seront: Daniel Trudeau et Martin
Croteau ( à confirmer), Dimitri Roussopoulos et Lucia Kowaluck.
Modératrice: Alana Dow.

Speakers
Dimitri Roussopoulos,
Conference
Aug 11 2016  9:00 - 11:30
Université du Québec à Montréal – Pavillon SH (Local SH-3260)
200, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC, Canada
Languages
French, English
Target audiences
General, Children, Youth (13-17 years old), Youth (18-35 years old), Seniors / Elders, Women, Workers, Peoples with disabilities, Indigenous, LGBT, Racialized people, People with precarious situation
Activities extended on the Internet
yes
Last Modified
24 July 2016
The Milton-Parc Story - confronting speculators and creating co-operative neighbourhoods
Group Admins
Nathan McDonnell
Programming theme
Democracy, Social and Citizen Movements
Objectives
To inform / To make aware of
Skills’ development / Training
Networking / To meet
Debate / deliberate / discuss
To propose / altenative development
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