Urban and Territorial Governance

Urban and territorial Governance

Since the mid-1990s, the question of governance has been at the center of research on territories, urban and otherwise. The managerial and apolitical image of Canadian municipalities is outdated today. Urban spaces are strategic places to observe the economic, political, social and cultural transformations of our societies. Less often explored, the rural or forest territories are nonetheless just as important witnesses.

Several theoretical inputs are possible to explore the forms and dynamics of urban and territorial governance. However, two main angles can be identified. The first, of a rather vertical nature, focuses on identifying intergovernmental relations between the federal, provincial and municipal governments in the context of multilevel governance. Structures, reforms and urban and territorial policies largely influenced by intergovernmental arrangements and by the division of powers between different levels of government. The second angle, of a rather horizontal nature, is more interested in bringing to light the networks of actors, the formal and informal institutional dynamics, the common representations of the territory, which guide the territorial public action. Urban and territorial public policies (economic, social, cultural policies, mobility, infrastructures, megaprojects, smart cities, etc.) are then seen as collective constructions resulting from specific territorial configurations.

This axis of research is intended to be a place for meetings and exchanges, multidisciplinary on the urban and territorial dynamics, in Canada as elsewhere.

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Selected Publications and Activities

Champagne E. (2013). Les programmes d'infrastructures municipales du gouvernement fédéral : une analyse de la gouvernance multiniveau au Canada. Revue Télescope, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 43-61.

Champagne E. (2013). Tracking the Growth of the Federal Municipal Infrastructure Program under Different Political Regimes. In Andrew C, Graham K (Ed.), Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance (pp. 164-192). Montreal: McGill-Queens.

Champagne E. (2014). Les incidences du Fonds pour les partenariats public-privés sur les rapports entre le gouvernement fédéral et les municipalités au Canada. In Fallon C, Joris G (Ed.), Formes et réformes des administrations publiques (pp. 45-80). Presses de l'Université de Laval.

Champagne, E. et O. Choinière. (2014). Les politiques d'optimisation et d'austérité financières du Gouvernement du Canada de 2006 à 2012: instruments, valeurs et idéologies. Gestion et management public, Vol. 3(No. 1), 89-103.

Champagne, Eric et Olivier Choinière. (2016). Le financement des infrastructures municipales et les défis du fédéralisme fiscal canadien. Revue Gestion et Management Public, Vol.4, Mar(n°3).

Chiasson G, Fournis Y, Mévellec A, Fermer la parenthèse régionale : retour au municipal !Économie et solidarité, Volume 44, nº 1-2, 64-83 (Canada, 2014) https://goo.gl/moxL6P

Chiasson G, Gauthier M, Gouvernance métropolitaine et régimes politiques de frontière : analyse à partir du cas d’Ottawa-GatineauRevue d'économie régionale et urbaine, nº 3 (Armand Colin, Mai 2018)

Chiasson G, Mévellec A, The 2013 Quebec municipal elections : what is specific to Quebec?, Canadian Journal of Urban Research/Revue canadienne de recherche urbaine, Volume 23, nº 2, 1-17 (2014)

Mévellec A, Chiasson G , Fournis Y, «De "créatures du gouvernement" à "gouvernements de proximité" : trajectoire sinueuse des municipalités québécoises»Revue française d'administration publique, Volume 2, nº 162, 339-352 (2017)

Mévellec A, Tremblay M, Genre et professionnalisation de la politique municipalePresses de l'université du Québec, Québec, 2016, http://goo.gl/Jyu5FG

Mévellec A, Tremblay M, Les partis politiques municipaux : la "Westminsterisation" des villes du Québec ?Recherches sociographiques, Volume LIV, nº 2, 325-347 (2013) http://www.soc.ulaval.ca/recherchessociographiques/index.php?pid=1053&num=148

Funded Projects

2018 - 2023

CRSNG & CRSH

 

Title:

Metropolitan Governance and Collaborative Spatial Planning in Canada's National Capital Region

 

Program:

Knowledge grant

Type:

Grant

 

Co-researcher :

Anne Mévellec
Guy Chiasson

 

Main researcher :

Mario Gauthier

Total amount:

$ 22 695,00

2014 - 2018

CRSH

 

Title:

Territory-proof Forest Governance: Comparative Canadian and European Experiences

 

Program:

Knowledge

Type:

Grant

 

Co-researcher:

Anne Mévellec
Jacques Boucher, Luc Bouthillier

 

Main researcher :

Guy Chiasson

Total amount:

$ 137 140,00

2017/5 - 2022/5

Human Sciences Research Council of Canada (HSRCC)

 

Title:

Prospective evaluation of infrastructure megaprojects in Canada

 

Program:

Knowledge

Type:

Subvention

 

Category:

Operation

Co-researcher:

Anne Mévellec

 

Main researcher:

Moktar Labadi

Total amount:

($ 200 000,00 CAD)

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