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Saint Jacques River

A rapidly expanding city on the South shore of Montreal, the City of Brossard shares a border with the meandering St-Jacques River, a habitat for many aquatic and amphibian species. Its ecological health, however, is declining, due to continuing encroachment by new developments. The city’s department of urban planning hired Catalyse Urbaine and Blouin Tardif Architecture + Energie to assist it in finding ways to increase the recreational potential and ecological health of the Saint-Jacques River.


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Alexandre Blouin, Blouin Tardif architecture + environnement, Hugo Robitaille, biologist, Groupe Hémispheres, Alan Knight, professor at Université de Montréal School of Architecture, and Martin Bourgeault, videographer.

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