In a series of stories on the impact of research beyond academia, INRS is featuring a collaboration that helped better understand cohabitation and residential diversity in housing. The article includes the testimony of our graduate Cécile Poirier (Ph.D. Urban Studies, 2005).
Ms. Poirier has been a housing development advisor at the City of Montreal’s Housing Department since 2014. After completing her doctoral studies with Professor Annick Germain, she held an associate researcher position at the Centre Urbanisation Culture Société until 2007, before becoming a planning and development advisor at Centraide of Greater Montreal, from 2008 to 2013.
Here is a translation of one of her quotes from the featured article:
“We wanted to understand how cohabitation is experienced in environments where residents of social housing and co-owners of high-end or more affordable housing units come together. We wanted to obtain information to properly plan the projects that are submitted to the Housing Department of the City of Montreal as part of the AccèsLogis Québec program.”