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The Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab in Urban Resilience Gov­er­nance is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ini­tia­tive that brings togeth­er actors from across Cana­da work­ing on urban resilience, from city man­agers to pri­vate enter­pris­es, non-prof­it organ­i­sa­tions, cit­i­zens and aca­d­e­m­ic researchers. Cité-ID is an incu­ba­tor for new inter-sec­toral evi­dence-based approach­es and inno­v­a­tive prac­tices in urban resilience.

Why urban resilience?

Cities face the great­est risks from dis­as­ters caused by extreme mete­o­ro­log­i­cal phe­nom­e­na or ter­ror­ism, along with risks aris­ing from stress­es such as pover­ty and cli­mate change. Thank­ful­ly, cities are also where ideas are devel­op­ing about how to face these chal­lenges. Over the past few years, ini­tia­tives to devel­op urban resilience have mul­ti­plied. Many munic­i­pal actors have embraced the trans­for­ma­tive prin­ci­ples that under­pin resilience, and see in these a path towards urban gov­er­nance renewal.

What is a Liv­ing Lab?

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion (2009) defines a Liv­ing Lab as An open inno­va­tion envi­ron­ment in real-life set­tings, in which user-dri­ven inno­va­tion is ful­ly inte­grat­ed with­in the co-cre­ation process of new ser­vices, prod­ucts and soci­etal infra­struc­tures.” We believe this approach is well-suit­ed to the com­plex issues involved in the devel­op­ment of urban resilience.

Our val­ues

Cité-ID seeks to cre­ate a safe space where ideas can be shared open­ly across dis­ci­plines and sec­tors. The Liv­ing Lab serves as a knowl­edge bro­ker (data, process­es, best prac­tices, pop­u­lar­iza­tion) that facil­i­tates inter-sec­toral col­lab­o­ra­tion between researchers and knowl­edge users such as pub­lic deci­sion-mak­ers. It is a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry space that enables stake­hold­ers to dis­cuss, request or offer solutions.

Cité-ID is led by Pro­fes­sor Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) in Mon­tréal. Cité-ID is sup­port­ed main­ly by the Fonds de Recher­ché du Québec.


Marie-Christine Therrien
Director Cité-ID LivingLab
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Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien is a Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sor at the École nationale d’administration publique, and Direc­tor of Cité-ID Liv­ingLab Urban Resilience Gov­er­nance. Her research explores issues of net­work coor­di­na­tion, organ­i­sa­tion­al fail­ure, knowl­edge trans­fer, resilience in organ­i­sa­tions, and cri­sis man­age­ment. Over the year, she has men­tored and super­vised over 20 grad­u­ate stu­dents. Out­side of her aca­d­e­m­ic research, Prof. Ther­rien has worked in part­ner­ship with sev­er­al pub­lic and pri­vate organ­i­sa­tions, such as the Mon­tréal Cen­ter of Resilience, Sci­ence Appli­ca­tion Inter­na­tion­al Cor­po­ra­tion, the Que­bec gov­ern­ment, and the Cana­di­an Red Cross. With­in these expe­ri­ences, she has suc­cess­ful­ly assist­ed the City of Mon­tréal in join­ing the Rock­e­feller Foundation’s 100 resilient cities pro­gram. Through­out her career, she car­ried out sev­er­al man­dates, eval­u­a­tions and analy­ses. She has indeed worked on the Spring 2017 floods in Que­bec, as ana­lyst for the sci­en­tif­ic com­mis­sion on the 1998’s ice storm cri­sis, as well as with the Min­istry of Health, to eval­u­ate their inter­ven­tion fol­low­ing the influen­za pan­dem­ic A(H1N1). She has pub­lished arti­cles in numer­ous jour­nals, such as the Jour­nal of Con­tin­gen­cies and Cri­sis Man­age­ment, Resilience: Inter­na­tion­al Poli­cies, Prac­tices and Dis­cours­es, Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Risk Assess­ment and Man­age­ment, etc. She is the pri­ma­ry author of more than 20 papers and book chap­ters, as well as the edi­tor-in-chef for Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Emer­gency Man­age­ment. Marie-Chris­­tine Ther­rien co-leads delib­er­a­tions of the Inter­na­tion­al Obser­va­to­ry on the Soci­etal Impacts of AI and Dig­i­tal Tech­nol­o­gy (OBVIA), and co-leads the Risk Man­age­ment and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Deci­sion Sup­port Tools, Adap­ta­tion and Resilience axes of Québec’s inter sec­to­r­i­al flood net­work (Réseau inon­da­tion Inter­Sec­to­riel du Québec, RIISQ). She is a mem­ber of the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Cen­tre for Research into Oper­a­tional­iz­ing Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment (Cen­tre inter­dis­ci­plinaire de recher­che en opéra­tionnal­i­sa­tion du développe­ment durable, CIRODD) and a col­lab­o­ra­tor on the CRE­ATE LEADS project. She is also the co-direc­tor of Col­lab­o­ra­toire Uni-Cité.

Geneviève Baril
Co-director, Strategy and Innovation

A grad­u­ate of ENAP’s doc­tor­al pro­gram, Geneviève Bar­ils research focus is the co-pro­duc­tion of pub­lic ser­vices. Since April 2018, she has been co-direc­tor of ENAP’s Cité-ID Liv­ingLab, which con­ducts action research on urban issues iden­ti­fied by stake­hold­ers in order to co-con­struct inno­v­a­tive gov­er­nance prac­tices increas­ing resilience. From 2016 to 2018, Geneviève was direc­tor of the Insti­tut de recher­ché sur l’autodétermination des peu­ples et les indépen­dances nationales (IRAI). A found­ing mem­ber of the Insti­tut du Nou­veau Monde (INM), she held var­i­ous posi­tions there from 2003 to 2016, includ­ing that of act­ing deputy direc­tor gen­er­al. She pre­vi­ous­ly served as Pres­i­dent of the Fédéra­tion étu­di­ante col­lé­giale du Québec (19992000) and the Youth Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee of Emploi-Québec (20022004), and was Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Con­seil per­ma­nent de la jeunesse from 2001 to 2004. She has been a mem­ber of many boards of direc­tors, includ­ing the Con­seil du statut de la femme (20122016) and the Groupe Femmes, Poli­tique et Démoc­ra­tie (20092011). Her research inter­ests include pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tive gov­er­nance, co-pro­duc­tion of pub­lic ser­vices, inter­cul­tur­al­ism, fem­i­nism and nation­al­ism. Final­ly, Geneviève Bar­il was the recip­i­ent of a Social Sci­ences and Human­i­ties Research Coun­cil of Cana­da (SSHRC) Scholarship(2007 – 2008), an ENAP Doc­tor­al Excel­lence Schol­ar­ship (20192020) and a Doc­tor­al Excel­lence Schol­ar­ship from the Fonds de Recher­ché du Québec — Société et Cul­ture (20202024).

Julie-Maude Normandin
Co-director, Research and Communications
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Julie-Maude Nor­mandin holds a Master’s of Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion and a PhD from the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) on the design and imple­men­ta­tion of pub­lic poli­cies in resilience. Her research deals with poli­cies to man­age risk and crises, pub­lic pol­i­cy analy­sis, and the man­age­ment of com­plex prob­lems by pub­lic admin­is­tra­tions. She has pub­lished book chap­ters and sci­en­tif­ic arti­cles in pres­ti­gious jour­nals such as the Jour­nal of Contin­gen­cies and Cri­sis Mana­ge­ment, the Jour­nal of Health Orga­ni­za­tion and Man­age­ment, and the Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Risk Assess­ment and Man­age­ment. Julie-Maude has worked as a lec­tur­er at the ENAP, an advi­sor with the Québec Audi­tor General’s Office and the Gov­ern­ment of Québec, and as a jour­nal­ist with Radio-Cana­da and the news­pa­per Le Nou­vel­liste. She was a par­tic­i­pant in the Par­lia­men­tary intern­ship pro­gram in Canada’s House of Com­mons (20072008) and at the munic­i­pal lev­el was a mem­ber of the Mon­tréal Youth Coun­cil (20102012). Julie-Maude was award­ed the Social Sci­ence and Human­i­ties Research Council’s Joseph-Armand-Frap­pi­er study bur­sary and Michael-Smith grant for stud­ies abroad, along with the ENAP’s Gérard-Berg­eron prize. Julie-Maude Nor­mandin is an asso­ciate mem­ber of Québec’s inter sec­to­r­i­al flood net­work (RIISQ).»

Johanne Préval
Research and planning officer
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Johanne Pré­val holds a Mas­ters’ in health­care admin­is­tra­tion from the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal (2008) and a diplo­ma in hos­pi­tal admin­is­tra­tion from the École nationale de San­té publique de Rennes (1998). She has worked as a research pro­fes­sion­al at the Uni­ver­sité de Montréal’s Research Insti­tute on Pub­lic Health (IRSPUM) and cur­rent­ly works in that capac­i­ty with both the École nationale d’administration publique and the Research Cen­tre of the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal Health Cen­tre (CRCHUM). Her main inter­ests are the per­for­mance of health care orga­ni­za­tions, the qual­i­ty and safe­ty of patient care, health sys­tem reform and trans­for­ma­tion, knowl­edge trans­fer, interor­ga­ni­za­tion­al net­works, and the imple­men­ta­tion of healthy pol­i­cy policies.

Joris Arnaud
Research and planning officer

Joris Arnaud com­plet­ed a bachelor’s degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal and a master’s in envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence at UQAM. He joined the Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab in August 2018. Joris is inter­est­ed in the analy­sis of polit­i­cal fea­si­bil­i­ty and the com­plex chal­lenges cur­rent­ly fac­ing urban admin­is­tra­tions. With­in the Liv­ing Lab, Joris is work­ing on a num­ber of projects that seek to address this com­plex­i­ty, whether in the con­text of insti­tut­ing flood mit­i­ga­tion strate­gies, increas­ing social cap­i­tal on the ter­ri­to­ry of the City of Mon­tréal, or inte­grat­ing arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence into the pub­lic sec­tor. He is also a research pro­fes­sion­nal at Col­lab­o­ra­toire Uni-Cité.

Marie Daoust Gauthier
Research Assistant

Until very recent­ly, Marie Daoust Gau­thi­er worked as pol­i­cy advi­sor for the Cab­i­net du Chef de l’opposition offi­cielle at the Québec Nation­al Assem­bly. Her Master’s project looked at the cre­ation of an accom­pa­ni­ment strat­e­gy for post-cri­sis recov­ery. Marie pre­vi­ous­ly worked as Direc­tor Gen­er­al and Research Assis­tant for the nation­al cam­paign, If it’s not yes, it’s no!” and as coor­di­na­tor of exter­nal affairs for the Fed­er­a­tion of Stu­dent Asso­ci­a­tions of the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal. Dur­ing her stud­ies, she com­plet­ed a num­ber of intern­ships in labour rela­tions for the Fed­er­a­tion of Man­u­fac­tur­ing Industries.

Ève Bourgeois
Research Assistant

Eve Bour­geois holds a master’s degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mon­tréal and is cur­rent­ly fin­ish­ing up her Ph.D. in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the School of the Envi­ron­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. She joined the Cité-ID Livin­gLab in June 2019 and is work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty to devel­op a munic­i­pal and region­al risk man­age­ment plan.Her cur­rent research is look­ing at cli­mate change ini­tia­tives tak­en by dif­fer­ent lev­els of gov­ern­ment in Cana­da. As part of the Envi­ron­men­tal Gov­er­nance Lab at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs and Pub­lic Pol­i­cy, Eve is work­ing on cross-provin­cial ini­tia­tives to reduce their green­house gas emis­sions includ­ing the car­bon tax and car­bon-trad­ing sys­tem. As for her dis­ser­ta­tion, she is study­ing cli­mate change adap­ta­tion poli­cies among Que­bec municipalities.

Gabriela Manrique Rueda
Research Analyst

The recip­i­ent of a BSc in polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­dad de los Andes in Bogo­ta, Colom­bia, Gabriela Man­rique Rue­da com­plet­ed her Master’s and PhD stud­ies at the École de Crim­i­nolo­gie of the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal. She is cur­rent­ly a post­doc­tor­al researcher at the Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre for Com­par­a­tive Crim­i­nol­o­gy (ICCC) and a mem­ber of the project, The art of resilience: How secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als man­age unpre­dictabil­i­ty”, direct­ed by pro­fes­sors Benoît Dupont and Clif­ford Shear­ing. Gabriela’s research focus­es on the resilience of crit­i­cal infra­struc­ture dur­ing nat­ur­al dis­as­ters and cyber-attacks in Cana­da and the USA. She is also inter­est­ed in the expe­ri­ences and back­grounds of the vic­tims of and for­mer com­bat­ants in para­mil­i­tary groups in Colom­bia. She has pub­lished her doc­tor­al work on para­mil­i­taries in both the British Jour­nal of Crim­i­nol­o­gy and The­o­ret­i­cal Crim­i­nol­o­gy. Gabriela pre­vi­ous­ly taught the cours­es Pri­vate Secu­ri­ty and Intro­duc­tion to Qual­i­ta­tive Meth­ods at the École de Criminologie.

Sandrine Veillette
Research Assistant

San­drine Veil­lette grad­u­at­ed with a bachelor’s degree in polit­i­cal sci­ence from the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal in Decem­ber 2019 and will soon com­plete a master’s degree in pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP). San­drine was pre­vi­ous­ly an intern with the City of Montréal’s stand­ing com­mit­tees, iden­ti­fy­ing and doc­u­ment­ing pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion prac­tices insti­tut­ed by Montréal’s Munic­i­pal and Agglom­er­a­tion Coun­cils. In Novem­ber 2020, San­drine joined the Cité-ID Liv­ingLab team to sup­port research projects relat­ed to munic­i­pal gov­er­nance dur­ing COVID-19 and pan­dem­ic recovery.

Félix Henri
Research Assistant

Félix Hen­ri com­plet­ed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in pub­lic and inter­na­tion­al pol­i­cy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sher­brookes School of Applied Pol­i­cy. In the course of his stud­ies, he pur­sued his inter­est in dif­fer­ent aspects of cri­sis man­age­ment. After five years in the work­force, includ­ing two as coun­sel­lor respon­si­ble for train­ing with the Agence Met­ro­pol­i­tain de Trans­port (AMT — EXO), he under­took a sec­ond degree in envi­ron­men­tal geog­ra­phy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mon­tréal to acquire a knowl­edge base in geo­mat­ics and human and phys­i­cal geog­ra­phy. In 2020, he joined the team at the Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab as a research assistant.

Noémie Pascal

Noémie Pas­cal holds and PhD and an M.A. in musi­col­o­gy from the Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal. She worked for more than 15 years as a cul­tur­al man­ag­er in var­i­ous Mon­tréal orga­ni­za­tions before under­tak­ing a master’s degree in pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion at ENAP (man­age­ment). The var­i­ous posi­tions she has held — includ­ing pro­duc­tion coor­di­na­tor, assis­tant to the exec­u­tive direc­tor and direc­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Société de musique con­tem­po­raine du Québec (SMCQ) — have allowed her to add to her research skills exper­tise in project man­age­ment, strate­gic plan­ning, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pub­lic fund­ing. She joined the Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab in May 2021 as part of the project to accom­pa­ny the strate­gic reflec­tion of the Quarti­er des spec­ta­cles Partnership.

Sylvie Leveque

After an aca­d­e­m­ic career in law and twen­ty years in pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion in France, Sylvie Lev­eque com­plet­ed her stud­ies at Sci­ences Po Paris in ter­ri­to­r­i­al gov­er­nance and urban devel­op­ment. Dur­ing this time, she co-pro­duced a study on the urban resilience gov­er­nance of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Vil­lage, which led to pre­sen­ta­tions at the Paris Urban Projects Forum and the 88th ACFAS Con­gress. Sylvie joined the Cité-ID Liv­ingLab in March 2021, bring­ing her analy­sis of the risk man­age­ment of nat­ur­al and anthrop­ic haz­ards. Sen­si­tive to the issues of eco­log­i­cal tran­si­tion, adap­ta­tion to cli­mate change and cit­i­zen gov­er­nance in the Anthro­pocene, she is inter­est­ed in the devel­op­ment of eco-neigh­bour­hoods and eco-cities in Europe, Asia and the world, with a par­tic­u­lar focus on the province of Quebec. 

Rodrigue Boko
Research Assistant

Rodrigue Boko holds degrees in phi­los­o­phy from the Félix Houphou­et Boygny Uni­ver­si­ty (Abid­jan-Côte d’Ivoire) and in mar­ket­ing engi­neer­ing from the Hautes Études Com­mer­ciales d’Abidjan La Roche. In Fall 2021, he began work on a Master’s degree at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP). His research project focus­es on health crises and resilience, notably in the con­text of COVID-19. Rodrigue is inter­est­ed in issues relat­ed to pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion reforms in Africa, which are frag­ment­ed by a great num­ber of fac­tors. He con­sid­ers that the con­cept of resilience should be more thor­ough­ly embed­ded in pub­lic pol­i­cy in Africa, where the lit­er­a­ture on resilience is weak. Rodrigue joined Cité-ID Liv­ing-Lab in Decem­ber 2021 as a research assistant.

Butul Mohammad Ishoq
Research Assistant

Fol­low­ing com­ple­tion of a bachelor’s degree in inter­na­tion­al rela­tions and inter­na­tion­al law, Butul Moham­mad Ishoq is now a Master’s stu­dent in inter­na­tion­al law at UQAM. She is inter­est­ed in human rights issues, armed con­flicts and inter­na­tion­al law. As part of her Master’s the­sis project, she exam­ines the effec­tive­ness of inter­na­tion­al human­i­tar­i­an law and human rights in the con­text of peace nego­ti­a­tions in Afghanistan. She has under­tak­en field research and doc­u­men­tary research on var­i­ous projects, and joined Cité-ID in 2021 as a research assistant.

Jonas Tchassem Pinlap
Assistant de recherche

Jonas Tchas­sem Pin­lap détient un DESS en Ges­tion des risques majeurs de l’Université du Québec à Mon­tréal, un Mas­ter en Démo­gra­phie de l’Institut de For­ma­tion et de Recher­ché Démo­graphique (Yaoundé-Camer­oun) et un Mas­ter de spé­cial­i­sa­tion en ges­tion des risques et des cat­a­stro­phes de l’Université de Liège (Bel­gique). Depuis l’hiver 2022, il est étu­di­ant-chercheur à l’ENAP dans le pro­gramme de doc­tor­at en admin­is­tra­tion publique. Ses sujets d’intérêt sont en lien avec la gou­ver­nance col­lab­o­ra­tive entourant la résilience urbaine. Il rejoint l’équipe du Cité-ID Liv­ingLab en tant qu’assistant de recherché.

Governance structure

Members of the advisory committee

Nor­mand Mousseau
Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal
Pro­fesseur tit­u­laire – Chercheur
Chaire de recher­ché du Cana­da en physique numérique des matéri­aux complexes

Louise Bradette
Ville de Mon­tréal
Direc­trice de la sécu­rité civile et de la résilience (CRO)

Patrick Dubé
Mai­son de l’innovation sociale
Co-directeur général

Pierre Babin­sky
Bureau d’assurance du Cana­da (BAC)
Directeur des com­mu­ni­ca­tions et des affaires publiques

Marc Morin
Min­istère de la Sécu­rité publique
Chef du Ser­vice de l’analyse et des poli­tiques
Direc­tion de la préven­tion et de la plan­i­fi­ca­tion
Direc­tion générale de la sécu­rité civile et de la sécu­rité incendie

Car­o­line Larouche
Ville de Québec et prési­dente de l’ASCQ
Bureau de la sécu­rité civile

Nathalie Bleau
Coor­di­na­trice du pro­gramme envi­ron­nement bâti

Pas­cale Biron
Uni­ver­sité Con­cor­dia
Pro­fesseure — Départe­ment de géo­gra­phie, d’urbanisme et d’environnement
Hydro-géo­mor­pholo­gie et dynamique des rivières

Sébastien Nobert
Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal
Départe­ment de géo­gra­phie
Pro­fesseur adjoint