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It's time to think seriously about our future 

What is Montreal 2050?

Montreal 2050 is a hub for research and action with the goal of creating a city at the leading edge of urban design and planning. Convening academics, students, business, government and the general public, this is a space to imagine a strong and sustainable urban future for all citizens and the land on which we live.

Montreal 2050 is proud to partner with Future Earth, a United Nations research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. 

Areas of interdisciplinarity and innovation

Based at Concordia University, Montreal 2050 emphasizes interdisciplinarity and innovation while proposing concrete actions that will position Montreal as a global leader in urban development and sustainability.


We bring together leading experts in the areas of


• Social sciences

• Humanities

• Arts

• Hard sciences

• Engineering

• Urban development

Montreal 2050 Fellowships

These fellowships engage Concordia graduate students in charting a path for a better urban future.


Working in interdisciplinary teams of students and faculty members, Montreal 2050 fellows address some of the city's most pressing challenges. The fellowships culminate in a public presentation.


Current Projects


Who Gets Left Behind or Left Out? Stories of Displacement and Struggle in Montreal

This project from the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling explores the history of structural violence, displacement and collective struggle in Montreal. The project focuses on recording and sharing citizens' personal experiences to shed light on those left behind by economic and urban change throughout the city's history.


Tracing the Saint-Pierre in Montreal: Story Map of a Ghost River

This project from the Ethnography Lab in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture explores how cartography can be used to tell the story of the Saint-Pierre river. This river is a buried waterway that was forced underground and integrated into the city's sewer system throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. By developing an interactive digital 'story map' of the Saint-Pierre, the team aims to raise awareness around lost waterways and spark a conversation about the role these waterways play in the future of our cities.

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