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|Description of the project||The Pépinière is a non-profit aimed at giving more life to communities and making more participative cities. It uses public space to foster social relations as in former villages.
Its projects can be summarized in three main categories including the Vivace project, comprising a call for project and the deployment of the latter (in which the social distance between the project proactors and the neighbors was observed), and which was backed by the project managers and interns, the Laboratory sites which represent experimentation grounds and eventually the limited partnership with the municipality which is proactive towards federating communities.
All the projects are envisioned on the long-term and focus on giving tools for the community to get more autonomous. The projects are mainly implemented in Montreal, but also in Quebec where there are 2 projects, as well as in Toronto. Other small cities in rural areas have contacted la Pépinière less cosmopolitan. As an example, for the project “Rue de Dijon”, they fostered the creation of the “comité d’amis” through which they federated a nucleus of community around the project.
|References, sources, contact person(s)||interview, website
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