Apr 17, 2021
Flood Risk Governance in a Changing Climate
The costs of flood damage in Canada are high and are likely to increase with climate change. Cité-ID LivingLab is working with researchers on a comparative study of local and regional governance of flood risk management in Canada.
Apr 17, 2021
Digital technologies and COVID-19 in Quebec
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of digitizing government information and communication systems, as well as the challenges this involves. At the start of the pandemic, many health authorities still depended on paper-based processes, manual entry and transmission by fax. They were forced to adapt and change their practices very quickly.
Apr 17, 2021
Social ties and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic
The quantity and quality of social ties are a crucial factor in the ability of citizens and communities to recover from a disaster. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and public health guidelines regarding physical distancing, social bonds are now even more likely to influence post-crisis recovery. Changes in social ties due to the pandemic can also have negative consequences on resources normally accessible to individuals in times of crisis.
Oct 1, 2020
Cité-ID partners with the LICER on regulatory experimentation
Since May 2020, Cité-ID has partnered with the Laboratoire d’innovation civique pour l’expérimentation réglementaire (LICER, or the Civic innovation laboratory for regulatory experimentation). Initiated as part of Montréal en commun (formerly the City of Montréal’s Smart City Challenge), the LICER is a collective project led by the Maison de l’innovation sociale (MIS) to remove regulatory barriers that can hinder innovation at municipal and local levels.
Nov 5, 2019
Governance of flood risk in Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River
The team at Cité-ID joins the International Joint Commission to study the causes, impacts and repercussions of flooding in the watershed of Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River and look at solutions
Aug 28, 2019
Risk management and fire prevention at municipal level
In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security, Cité-ID Living Lab will develop a roadmap for the adoption of a risk management approach and implementation of preventive measures at municipal level (local and regional).
Aug 28, 2019
Increasing citizen resilience through better communication of risk
In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security, Cité-ID Living Lab will develop and test three approaches to communicating risk. The lessons learned will then be transferred to practitioners in municipalities and at the Ministry of Public Security.
Mar 20, 2019
Analysis of the implementation of the Common Operating Picture in London
For more than eight years, London Resilience Group has facilitated a weekly teleconference between a wide range of partners from across the public, private and third sectors in London. This serves a horizon scanning function and enables updates and information to be shared relevant to preparedness for pre-planned or incidents. This is captured within a document called the Common Operating Picture (COP) that is circulated across the partnership.
Feb 8, 2019
The Saint-Michel North Housing project
This action-research project was initiated by a recently created social innovation unit of the Montréal municipal housing office (Office municipal d’habitation or OMHM). It aims to develop a social innovation effort as part of the project to remodel the Saint-Michel North housing project and subsequent relocation of tenants. All parties are involved in the undertaking, including tenants of the housing project, OMHM employees, and public and community partner organizations. Cité-ID is accompanying and documenting the OMHM initiative in order to identify organizational mechanisms established by the OMHM and other stakeholders to create the conditions required for a healthy, safe, harmonious, open and resilient living environment.
Apr 15, 2018
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