Project

The UDI’s Québec 2050 initiative—taken up as part of the public conversation on urban planning and development —advocates an integrated approach to real estate development and urban planning over the next few decades in the greater Quebec City region.

To that end, the UDI hopes to make constructive contributions to the public debate surrounding issues such as the transportation and mobility of people and goods, inner-city densification, intelligent suburban development, an aging population, the development and consolidation of economic and commercial hubs, neighbourhood revitalization, major infrastructure development and maintenance, access to the St. Lawrence Seaway, the city’s port authority, smart cities and sustainable urban development.

Approach

Roundtables

Roundtables comprising UDI members from the greater Quebec City region, consistent with member interests and expertise.

Brainstorming sessions based on documented, topic-specific trends and circumstances. Four to six meetings over a five-year period.

 

Symposium

March 10, 2015

In attendance: UDI members, the regional business community, city representatives and other institutional partners.

Presentation and discussion of roundtable findings

Public reveal of the overarching themes Québec 2050

 

Roundtables

1- Moving people and goods

Issues

  • How can we encourage public transit and active transportation?

  • How can we leverage other modes of transportation to reduce car traffic in the greater Quebec City region?

  • How could major circulation and transportation arteries be improved?

  • How can we make systems more effective and optimize international and inter-city transit?
     

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2- Economic hubs

Issues

  • What function, specialities and catchphrases could be ascribed to each economic hub in the greater Quebec City region in 2050?

  • How can we support these hubs?

  • How can we ensure the survival of businesses in these hubs and on commercial streets as e-commerce gains ground?

 

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3- Heritage

Issues

  • What is the outlook for heritage features in the greater Quebec City area?

  • What should be emphasized in efforts to protect and showcase a city’s heritage?

  • Which priority measures should we set to protect and showcase heritage?/p>

  • How can we ensure heritage buildings are properly integrated into densification projects?/p>
     

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4- Industrial and technological development

Issues

  • How will industrial parks and zoning be developed in the greater Quebec City area in 2050?

  • How can we meet the growing need for industrial spaces in a way that considers the needs of commercial stakeholders without negatively impacting riverside residents?

  • How could traditional and technological parks/zoning coexist and interact?

 

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5- Sustainable residential development

Issues

  • What will the housing needs of the greater Quebec City look like in 2050?

  • How can we counter urban sprawl and ensure projects comply with sustainable development principles?

  • How can we ensure such measures satisfy both real estate stakeholders and the community at large?

 

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6- Major infrastructure

Issues

  • What major infrastructure elements will the greater Quebec City region need to position and showcase itself in 2050?

  • How can we leverage and promote such infrastructure?

  • How should it be maintained? How can we ensure it supports and sustains regional development?

 

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7- Sustainable smart cities

Issues

  • How can we develop cities that meet the needs of institutions, residents and businesses while also accounting for social, cultural and environmental factors?

  • What can we do today to facilitate access to information tomorrow?

 

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Symposium

The real estate sector has spoken.

The Québec 2050 symposium was held on March 10 at Université Laval, before a crowd of over 265 attendees

 

Download panelist presentations:

  • Mario Lefebvre, President and CEO, UDI Quebec

  • Jean-Yves Duclos, Director of the Department of Economics, tenured professor, and holder of the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, Université Laval

  • Paul Lewis, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design, Université de Montréal

 

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