Comparative Analysis of three integrated revitalization initiatives

Réseau québécois de revitalisation intégrée

Year: 2014

Over the past few years the Réseau québécois de revitalisation intégrée has witnessed local stakeholders mobilizing to improve living conditions for certain populations and this especially the case in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods. In the province of Quebec, this mobilization is often realized through strategies of integrated revitalization (IR).

There are many different forms of IR approaches and similarities can be found between all of them. The IR process is intended to be multi-sectoral interventions in a territory that appears as a lived or administrative territory of social interaction and civic participation. These mobilizations aimed particularly disadvantaged areas to improve living conditions (economic, social, cultural, and environmental) well as enhancing democratic life.

These initiatives are distinguished by a willingness by citizens to participate in transformations of their community according to their needs, their realities and experiences within this community. In this context, citizen participation is seen as a key factor in promoting solidarity and social inclusion of people; it is fundamental to their actions

This report presents the first part of a brief overview of each of the revitalization processes studied. In the second part, a fresh perspective is put on initiatives related to three dimensions studied through their ways of working and their actions. These practices, briefly illustrated, help the reader to understand the action of the three initiatives. After that, the conditions of success and obstacles to the process are explored. The conclusion puts forward points for discussion and questions raised by this research with regard to issues and challenges faced by integrated revitalization interventions.

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Table of Contents


Part 1
– Description of initiatives
– Comité de revitalisation urbaine intégrée Saint‐Pierre
– Table de concertation et d’action Ascot en Santé
– Approche territoriale intégrée Limoilou

Part 2
– Comparative Analysis of the initiatives
– Poverty, social inclusion and regeneration integrated
– The enrichment of the dynamic territorial
– Revitalization and co-construction Public Policy
– Conditions for success and obstacles

Conclusion : Some ideas