The Montréal 2030 Agenda for Quality and Exemplarity in Design and Architecture

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Montréal commits to enhancing the quality of its built and living environments by engaging practitioners from all design and architecture disciplines Architecture and design affect us all, though we may not always be aware of them. These disciplines have an impact on the health of people and our planet, and can also help protect and enhance it.

The Agenda is a position statement by the City of Montréal in favor of quality in design and architecture whose objectives address the challenges we face today in the global context of climate emergency. It is a guidance and engagement document whose ultimate purpose is to impart a taste for quality, and for the means to achieve it, in Montréal.

Inspired by the best international policies, the Agenda took shape via a broad-based process of consultation and consensus-building, conducted in 2018 and 2019.

It defines guiding principles and relies on all creative disciplines in design and architecture, in conjunction with other areas of expertise such as engineering and urban planning, for successfully navigating the green and social transition.

This document was produced by the City of Montréal with input from multiple contributors. 


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