This month the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre is gearing up for an activity-packed week that aims to explore the concept of car-free neighbourhoods. Many European cities, particularly the German cities of Cologne and Fribourg have been working over the past decade on building new car-free neighbourhoods and transforming existing neighbourhoods to reduce the impact of cars. The Urban Ecology Centre, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute of Montreal, is inviting Montrealers to discover these initiatives and to begin a discussion about how some of the lessons learned in Europe could be applied in Montreal.
This first ever event series will be happening thoughout the city from the 20th to the 26th of September. Most of the week’s events are open to the general public and free of charge. The full schedule of events can be found after the jump, or on the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre’s website.