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A scholarship for innovative practices in planning spaces


BC2 and the Université de Montréal are partnering to recognize the exceptional quality of the work done by students enrolled in the Environment and Sustainable Development Master’s program by awarding, for the second time, the BC2 ” Pratiques innovantes en planification et aménagement ” scholarship. This year’s winner, Eva Doan-Lavoie, will receive $5,000 to complete her research project.

Eva Doan-Lavoie, a student in the Environment and Sustainable Development Master’s program in the Planning Perspectives option (with thesis), stood out this year for the originality of her research topic. Through her project, Eva wishes to examine the valorization of urban green infrastructures* by mobilizing the concept of cultural ecosystem services**.

“The results of this study will offer new perspectives on improving the lives of urban populations through the improvement of social and environmental equity, and the protection and enhancement of urban ecosystems.”

Eva Doan-Lavoie, a student in the Environment and Sustainable Development master’s program in the Planning Perspectives option (with thesis).

Thanks to the scholarship awarded by BC2, Eva will be better able to reduce her work hours as a project manager in a non-profit organization and focus her energies on her project. Intellectually curious, with a strong sense of synthesis and excellent writing skills, she hopes to submit her thesis at the end of 2022.

“In awarding this scholarship, BC2 wishes to highlight the strong potential for improving practices and expertise in urban planning and development that the next generation of professionals has. Moreover, tomorrow’s experts are increasingly involved in their community, which underlines their willingness to offer solutions that directly address the concerns of stakeholders.”

François Fortin, a member of the scholarship jury and partner and vice president of Planning, Economic and Financial Studies at BC2.

The last scholarship was awarded in 2020 to Marie-Joëlle Asselin-Chrétien for her webinar project, which ensured the transfer of knowledge in urban planning, environment and sustainable development. The student was able to demonstrate her ability to meet a current challenge, namely to offer new media to promote the dissemination of information and expertise beyond the limits of Quebec and in a context of containment related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Congratulations to Eva!


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*All natural and semi-natural systems [in urban areas], from trees to green grids” (Rayfield et al., 2015). Green infrastructure takes the form of areas (parks, woodlands, protected spaces) and networks (rivers, ecological corridors, etc.).
** Ecosystem services refer to the benefits humans derive from their interactions with nature. There are various types of ecosystem services (provisioning, regulating, supporting other natural functions, etc.). Cultural services encompass a wide range of intangible benefits, from spiritual and religious to educational and heritage functions.