Placemaking and Capital Identity


Capital Urbanism Lab Event: Placemaking and Capital Identity

Thursday, June 11 2015, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to invite you to a conference on the theme of placemaking and capital identity, which will be presented by the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec (CCNQ).

Françoise Mercure, president and director general of the CCNQ, will present an overview of the Commission and its threefold mandate for the capital of Quebec:

  • to contribute to the planning and beautification of the capital;
  • to promote the capital through a varied program of activities based on discovery and commemoration;
  • to advise the government on enhancing capital status.

In addition, Juan Vargas, director of planning and architecture, will discuss the CCNQ’s key initiatives, including the following:

  • the vision for the rehabilitation and enhancement of the St. Lawrence River shorelines;
  • the publication of the master plan for the Samuel-De-Champlain Parkway [French-only website];
  • the completion in 2008 of phase 1 for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City;
  • phase 2 (sentier des Grèves pathway) [French-only website];
  • the planning of phase 3 (FoulonStation) [French-only website].

The CCNQ is also continuing to develop master plans for the capital’s eastern waterfront sector and a network of lookouts, through its contestPaysages en dialogue [French-only website].

The public will have the opportunity to address their comments and questions to the guest presenters.

BOOK EARLY, limited space. Please RSVP by noon, Wednesday, June 10. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Simultaneous translation will be available.

Universally accessible. Please let us know if you have any special needs.

NCC Headquarters
Capital Urbanism Lab
40 Elgin Street, 5th Floor

OttawaStart Staff


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