Canada/Territoriality: A new podcast on local development
Concerned about Montreal's post-pandemic economic recovery, PME MTL Centre-Est is launching Anchorage territorial, a podcast that focuses on the proximity economy and local development.
The four one-hour episodes are hosted by Marc-André Carignan, a specialist in municipal affairs and urban development.
"I think the pandemic has helped us to better understand, or at least put more value on, the issue of the local economy," says Carignan.
He gives the example of the solidarity movements observed towards restaurants and neighbourhood merchants. He refers to the "15-minute neighbourhoods", which allow people to work, play and store close to home, without having to take their car.
Carignan explains that the goal of Ancrage territorial is to think about the upcoming recovery of Montreal's economy, but also about the vision and development of our neighbourhoods in 15, 20 and 30 years.
"That's kind of the idea of the podcast, to talk about a more or less distant future and see how we can get there."
Input from political figures will be needed, but also from people on the ground who work in private businesses or community organizations
In the first episode, Ancrage territorial gives the floor to Luc Rabouin, mayor of Plateau-Mont-Royal and responsible for economic and commercial development and design on the executive committee of the City of Montreal. He shares his vision of an inclusive and sustainable economic development in a perspective of ecological transition.
Another example is Mario Fortin, President and General Manager of the Cinéma Beaubien, who discusses in the second episode how an organization can take root in a neighbourhood with the help of a number of people.Another example is Mario Fortin, president and general manager of the Cinéma Beaubien, who discusses in the second episode how an organization can take root in a neighbourhood with André Lavallée, a politician who was, among other things, the mayor of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough.
With Territorial Anchoring, PME MTL Centre-Est hopes to reach elected officials and decision-makers, to make them "understand the importance of developing visions that are coherent with the needs and expectations of citizens," says the facilitator, but also "all those who are interested in the development of the organization.But also "all those who have an interest in entrepreneurship, who are in love with their neighborhood, who wish to get involved or better understand the dynamics that can be set up for the development of their living environment.