Workshop - Sounds in the City: What role does sound play in the design of our public spaces? How can we identify and preserve good quality urban sound environments?

Organized by the Sounds in the City team, a research project and living lab on sound environments, led by McGill University and the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, under the direction of Professor Catherine Guastavino. The workshop is free and open to all.

** Please note that this workshop will be delivered in a mix of French and English.
** Veuillez noter que l'atelier se déroulera en français et en anglais. 

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Space is limited; register now to ensure your seat! / Atelier gratuit sur inscription, nombre de places limité: Registration - Workshop: La place du sonore dans l’aménagement de l’espace public
L'atelier est gratuit, mais les places sont limitées.


This workshop includes presentations, site visits, case studies and round table discussions. These activities will allow us, on the one hand, to identify Montreal sound environments that contribute to the richness and diversity of the city and, on the other hand, to propose practical solutions to ensure their preservation in urban areas. 

The workshop is designed especially for urban designers, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, and anyone working on public space projects or interested in the future of our cities. No sound expertise is required, and everyone is welcome. 

If weather permits, a sound walk will take place from the The Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), 3535 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal. 

The venue and workshop are wheelchair accessible. 

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Cet atelier comprend des présentations, visite de sites, études de cas et tables rondes. Ces activités permettront d’une part d’identifier des ambiances sonores montréalaises qui contribuent à la richesse et à la diversité de la ville et d’autre part de proposer des solutions pratiques pour assurer leur pérennité en milieu urbain. 

L’atelier s’adresse aux designers urbains, architectes, architectes paysagistes, urbanistes, ingénieurs, et aux professionnels qui travaillent dans le domaine public et les gens qui s'intéressent à l'avenir de nos villes. Aucune expertise dans le domaine du sonore n’est requise et tout le monde est bienvenu. 

L’atelier se déroulera à l'Institut du Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) au 3535 rue Saint-Denis. Si le temps le permet, une balade sonore sur le Plateau-Mont-Royal aura lieu le matin au départ de l’ITHQ. Toutes les activités sont accessibles aux fauteuils roulants.

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To view more information in both French and English, view this document.


The following schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. All changes will be both posted here and emailed to registered participants. The workshop will take place at the Quebec Institute of Tourism and Hotels (ITHQ).
Quebec Institute of Tourism and Hotels (ITHQ) 3535 Saint-Denis Street, Room 1.42,a
Please dress appropriately and plan to be outdoors for a few hours (weather permitting).
Enter through the hotel lobby and take the elevator one flight up. Our room will be on the first floor (1.42a).
8h30 – 9h00 Welcome breakfast and overview of the day
**Leave ITHQ for Soundwalk
9h00 – 11h30 – Soundwalk around the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood **Return to ITHQ
11h30 – 12h30 – Soundwalk discussion and urban soundscape presentations 12h30 – 13h15 – Lunch (provided free of charge***)
13h15 – 14h45 – Structured breakout sessions
14h45 – 15h00 – Break (subject to modification)
15h00 – 17h00 – Presentations and closing roundtable
*** Vegetarian options will be provided. Please alert organizers to any further dietary restrictions or allergies