Nov 18, 2021

Recov­er­ing col­lec­tive­ly: the case of Que­bec City Recovering collectively: the case of Quebec City

To bet­ter recov­er from a cri­sis, cities must deploy excep­tion­al mea­sures, adopt col­lec­tive approach­es, break down inter­nal silos and strength­en their coor­di­na­tion capac­i­ties. But how are these prac­tices imple­ment­ed and how can they be used to address oth­er col­lec­tive chal­lenges that com­mu­ni­ties face? To answer these ques­tions, the Cité-ID has devel­oped a research project in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the City of Que­bec. The analy­sis will focus on inter­nal and exter­nal recov­ery process­es and prac­tices adopt­ed in the after­math of the Que­bec City mosque attack and COVID-19. To con­sult the details of the research project, click here....

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Nov 16, 2021

The response of dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies to COVID-19 The response of digital technologies to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic has accel­er­at­ed the dig­i­tal shift in pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tems around the world. How­ev­er, at the start of the pan­dem­ic, Quebec’s pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tems were not pre­pared to respond to a cri­sis like this one. Prob­lems relat­ed to the inte­gra­tion and inter­op­er­abil­i­ty of sys­tems were high­light­ed. The research car­ried out by Cité-ID, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with OBVIA, on the use of dig­i­tal tools by pub­lic health in Que­bec and by region­al offices has made it pos­si­ble to under­stand the com­plex­i­ty of the infor­ma­tion sys­tem of pub­lic health in Que­bec and iden­ti­fy the tech­no­log­i­cal and orga­ni­za­tion­al fac­tors that lim­it and facil­i­tate the resilience of the sys­tem. Due to the weak­ness­es of the pub­lic health infor­ma­tion sys­tem, sev­er­al net­work play­ers have mobi­lized their capac­i­ty for inno­va­tion and adap­ta­tion to bet­ter man­age the cri­sis by devel­op­ing new tools. The inte­gra­tion and con­sol­i­da­tion of these infor­ma­tion sys­tems pose major chal­lenges for the future. ...

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Nov 14, 2021

Social Links and Resilience to COVID-19 Social Links and Resilience to COVID-19

Sev­er­al stud­ies have shown that indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive resilience fol­low­ing a cri­sis depends to a large extent on the and the qual­i­ty of indi­vid­u­als’ social ties. While social bonds have been weak­ened and trans­formed by the pan­dem­ic, how is it pos­si­ble to pre­serve and strength­en? After an analy­sis of the effects of the pan­dem­ic on social ties in the six bor­oughs of Mon­tréal, researchers from Cité-ID pro­posed to be more con­cerned with the qual­i­ty of social ties in the process of col­lec­tive recov­ery in the face of COVID-19. It is rec­om­mend­ed to inter­vene to break the cycle of iso­la­tion cre­at­ed by the pan­dem­ic for peo­ple who already ben­e­fit from a restrict­ed social net­work. Sec­ond, a strat­e­gy should be devel­oped to avoid a decrease in social cohe­sion due to an increase in dis­trust of young adults and strangers dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. Final­ly, the types of social links must be strength­ened in antic­i­pa­tion of crises, in par­tic­u­lar by strength­en­ing a strong and coor­di­nat­ed social infrastr...

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Nov 10, 2021

Call for sci­en­tif­ic con­tri­bu­tions on city gov­er­nance accord­ing to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals Call for scientific contributions on city governance according to sustainable development goals

You are work­ing on the top­ic of man­ag­ing and organ­is­ing smart and liv­able cities Smart and Liv­able Cities”? We invite you to sub­mit a sci­en­tif­ic paper for the next inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence of the Euro­pean Group for Orga­ni­za­tion­al Stud­ies (EGOS) by 11 Jan­u­ary 2022. The Direc­tor of Cité-ID, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien, co-orga­nizes a three-day sci­en­tif­ic pan­el on Smart and Liv­able Cities: Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals in Urban Gov­er­nance and Orga­ni­za­tion” with her col­leagues Karl-Heinz Pogn­er (Copen­hagen Busi­ness School) and Gian­lu­ca Mis­cione (Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Dublin). The sci­en­tif­ic con­fer­ence will take place from 7 to 9 July 2022 at the 38th EGOS Sym­po­sium at the Vien­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Eco­nom­ics and Buisness.For more details, click here....

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Apr 14, 2021

Webi­nar on civ­il security Webinar on civil security

On Feb­ru­ary 10, 2021, Joris Arnaud, a researcher with Cité-ID, joined Irène Clouti­er from the City of Montréal’s Office of Eco­log­i­cal Tran­si­tion and Resilience, and Valérie Lemieux of the Mon­tréal Region­al Pub­lic Health Direc­torate, to offer an ini­tial webi­nar on civ­il secu­ri­ty in a series orga­nized by Quebec’s Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty. The webi­nar explored chal­lenges relat­ed to Montréal’s recov­ery fol­low­ing the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. Joris Arnaud took the oppor­tu­ni­ty to present pre­lim­i­nary results from Cité-ID’s research on the links between post-cri­sis recov­ery and Montréal’s social fab­ric. The research, con­duct­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the ASCQ and the Min­istry of Pub­lic Secu­ri­ty, looked at how the social ties of Mon­treal­ers influ­ence indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive resilience in the con­text of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Fol­low­ing an approach sim­i­lar to research in Boston and New York City, Cité-ID’s team con­duct­ed a sur­vey with res­i­dents of six Mon­tréal bor­oughs to find out about their social...

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Dec 18, 2020

Becom­ing a Resilient City in the Time of COVID-19 Becoming a Resilient City in the Time of COVID-19

On Decem­ber 9, Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien was invit­ed to the radio show Je vote pour la sci­ence broad­cast on Radio VM (91.3 FM). Marie-Chris­tine spoke with host Isabelle Bur­gun about the response of Que­bec cities to COVID-19. Is it eas­i­er to adapt when the munic­i­pal­i­ty is less busy ? What is fun­da­men­tal for adap­ta­tion? How can the pub­lic be involved in the changes that need to be made? How do we build a resilient city? To lis­ten again to this seg­ment of the pro­gram https://​bit​.ly/​2​W​qEpo6 Pho­to: Con­fer­ence Resilient cities: new tools for local author­i­ties”, Brus­sels, 2014....

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Nov 26, 2020

Par­tic­i­pa­tion of Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien in a round table on AI and COVID-19 Participation of Marie-Christine Therrien in a round table on AI and COVID-19

On Octo­ber 30, Marie-Chris­­tine Ther­rien, direc­tor of the Cité-ID Liv­ingLab and a pro­fes­sor at ENAP, took part in a round table orga­nized by the Inter­na­tion­al Obser­va­to­ry on the Soci­etal Impacts of AI and Dig­i­tal Tech­nolo­gies (OBVIA) on con­tact trac­ing appli­ca­tions devel­oped in response to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. Par­tic­i­pants in the round­table ana­lyzed the polit­i­cal, social and orga­ni­za­tion­al chal­lenges of these appli­ca­tions based on expe­ri­ence dur­ing the first wave of COVID-19.Learn more about this event : https://​bit​.ly/​2​T​Dt5DJ ...

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Nov 26, 2020

Julie-Maude Nor­mandin receives an inter­na­tion­al prize for her doc­tor­al thesis Julie-Maude Normandin receives an international prize for her doctoral thesis

This week, the Chair in Cri­sis Man­age­ment Research at the Uni­ver­sité Tech­nologique de Troyes (UTT) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Sapeurs-Pom­piers (France) award­ed its Inter­na­tion­al Prize to Julie-Maude Nor­mandin for her the­sis,​“La sécu­rité civile en trans­for­ma­tion : Analyse com­par­a­tive de la con­cep­tion et de la mise en œuvre de la résilience face aux désas­tres.” (Civ­il secu­ri­ty in trans­for­ma­tion: A com­par­a­tive analy­sis of the con­cep­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of dis­as­ter resilience). The the­sis aims to under­stand how the new con­cept of​“resilience,” now very pop­u­lar in the civ­il secu­ri­ty domain, has trans­for­med pub­lic poli­cies for dis­as­ter man­age­ment. Through an analy­sis of four case stud­ies, Nor­mandin finds that civ­il secu­ri­ty actors first used resilience as a strate­gic con­cept to con­sol­i­date and improve their prac­tices. Sub­se­quent­ly, the con­cept was employed to broad­en their capac­i­ties for action to new areas. The...

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Apr 8, 2020

A mod­el Recov­ery plan — Covid-19 pan­dem­ic” offered to Que­bec municipalities A model "Recovery plan - Covid-19 pandemic" offered to Quebec municipalities

Post-cri­sis recov­ery is often neglect­ed, which increas­es the con­se­quences of an event, delays the return to nor­mal and reduces learn­ing. To bet­ter recov­er from the pan­dem­ic, the ASCQ offers Que­bec munic­i­pal­i­ties a mod­el of COVID-19 recov­ery plan.This new recov­ery plan is based on the ini­tia­tive devel­oped by the ASCQ and the Cité-ID Liv­ingLab of ENAP-École nationale d’administration publique to improve the recov­ery prac­tices of munic­i­pal­i­ties since 2019. This tool demon­strates the inter­est of com­bin­ing prac­ti­cal and sci­en­tists knowl­edges to meet impor­tant chal­lenges. This is why the Ville de Québec, the ASCQ and the Cité-ID have worked togeth­er to get this new tool adapt­ed to the pandemic.Cité-ID researchers will also par­tic­i­pate in the April 16 webi­nar on the pre­sen­ta­tion of the plan and the issues to be man­aged for col­lec­tive recov­ery against the COVID-19.News release (Only in french) https://​www​.newswire​.ca/​f​r/new…...

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Mar 11, 2020

Social Cap­i­tal Research Syn­the­sis Report Unveiled Social Capital Research Synthesis Report Unveiled

The Cité-ID Liv­ing Lab and the Mai­son de l’innovation sociale (MIS) have devel­oped a research project to meet these objec­tives, in part­ner­ship with the City of Mon­tréal, which aims to assess the rel­e­vance of the con­cept of social cap­i­tal as a vec­tor of urban resilience in dif­fer­ent contexts.This project has three main objectives:1. to devel­op an appro­pri­ate tool for mea­sur­ing social capital;2. to under­stand the mech­a­nisms for cre­at­ing social cap­i­tal; and 3. to devel­op a tool for mea­sur­ing social capital;3. to observe the mech­a­nisms for insti­tu­tion­al­iz­ing the con­cept of social capital.The project was divid­ed into three com­po­nents, based on research sub-projects: Com­po­nent 1: Resilience and social cap­i­tal : prepa­ra­tion for cat­a­stroph­ic events,” in part­ner­ship with Tran­si­tion NDG;Component 2: Resilience and social cap­i­tal : youth”, with The YMCA of Québec’s C-Vert Program;Component 3: Soupe locale Cen­tre-Sud”, with the Cor­po­ra­tion de développe­ment com­mu­nau­taire Cen­tre-Sud. Co...

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