Building Inclusive Cities & Economies (and The Power of a Citizen)
Cities that view diversity, equity and inclusion as core values and assets in today’s global economy. Diverse and inclusive cities and communities have more social, economic and physical resilience in the face of unforeseen challenges because community members are equipped with the values of equity, diversity and inclusion to adapt to changes and create positive opportunities for community-(re)building. Montreal is part of the global 100 Resilient Cities network, like many other cities worldwide. Given Montreal’s very diverse public and private interests, how should the multiple voices – especially from marginalized communities – be represented in major planning decisions related to economic sustainability? How should the planning system engage the diverse public in an equitable way?