Migrations and Urban Transformation

Crédit : Ville de Montréal
Credit : City Of Montreal

While some cities and neighbourhoods are facing decline or depopulation, others face the challenges of a significant increase in new inhabitants, due to neighbourhood gentrification, or high levels of migration from rural areas or other countries. Adjusting public services in response to these changes, and meeting the emerging needs necessarily requires collaboration between residents and local authorities. When it works, the resulting initiatives can become important drivers of urban renewal and social innovation.