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URBS 433 Student Projects

Advanced Urban Laboratory students work gallery

The Advanced Urban Laboratory (AUL) is a one-year studio in urban planning and design. The AUL is a required course for the students enrolled in the B.A specialization in urban planning. Here is a sample of their recent work. You can also see the older, archived projects below.


Turcot Interchange- 7 Development Scenarios
Redevelopment projects in Saint-Henri (2007-2008)

Read more on Saint-Henri Challenges and Potential (in French)
Perspectives d’avenir pour Saint-Henri

To learn more about the students’ proposals:

Place Saint-Henri and the CN Yard Area

Consult the Place-Saint-Henri Design Brief 
(Mohammed Raza Jafri, Alix Maubrey-Baneth, Nathalie Tremel, Cheng Huai Wang)

Redevelopment of the CN Corridor

Read the CN Corridor Redevelopment Planning and Design Report
(Alexander Milne Carruthers, Cedric Cohen, Christopher Hatcher, Steven Owen, Snehal Patel)

Watch animations:

Redevelopments along the Canal Lachine and CN Corridor

Read a Brief on Saint-Henri Revitalization & Integration Strategy
(Phil Bubis, Marcos Ceretti, Anwar Kahlan Mohamed, Wenyuan Zhang)

Redevelopment projects in Sainte-Marie/Saint-Jacques (2005-2006)

Imagine Notre-Dame Street converted into an urban boulevard. Imagine that the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, with a new park and artwork at its foot, becomes the gateway to downtown Montreal…

To learn more about these students’ proposals:

Redevelopment projects in Pointe-Saint-Charles (2004-2005)

Imagine that a tramway line replaces the CN railroad in Pointe-Saint-Charles. Imagine the Alstom site transformed into an ecological industrial park surrounded by hundreds of new dwellings, a local commercial street and a food market. Imagine a permanent Crafts Market alongside the Lachine Canal…

To learn more about these student proposals:

  • Redevelopment projects in Griffintown (2003-2004) Imagine a “Cité du cinema et de la television” at the foot of the Bonaventure Highway in Griffintown. Imagine yourself living along water basins in the “Canada Post” site…
  • Redevelopment of the Berri Street Corridor (2002-2003) Imagine a center for the performing arts in lieu of the Berri/Sherbrooke underpass…
  • Redevelopment of Décarie highway (2001-2002) Imagine some portions of the Décarie highway covered to make room for an urban park…
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