My name is Marc-Antoine Bertrand and I am for the Green alley project agent at the Écoquartier NDG for the 2017 summer.
I am an urban planning student at the University of Montreal, where my role is mainly to bring new ideas for new green
alley projects, but also to help Nouha, the project manager forthe “Green Alley”, with the numerous documents and forms that
come with the implantation of the green alleys in Notre-Dame de Grâce.

Having the chance to work on the green alleys project at the Éco-quartier NDG was really motivating. I am pleased to have been able to participate in projects that will have a direct impact on the environment and the lives of many citizens and that will
allow the occupation of these often forsaken places. Alleys represent enormous potential because of their size but also because
of their proximity to residences.

In addition to improving the cleanliness and aesthetics of the public spaces, the green alley notably makes it possible to reduce
the heat islands but also to increase the land value of neighboring residences. The project can also develop a certain sense of belonging and to improve cohabitation in the community.

If you want to learn more about the green alley project, you can find more information on Prevention CDN-NDG site http://preventioncdnndg.org/eco-quartier/green-lane-ways/ or on the City of Montreal website http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=7657,108335572&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL.

Why not also take a stroll through the different green alleys in NDG?
A map of green lanes is availableon the “Regroupement des Écoquartiers”
website (https://www.eco-quartiers.org/ruelle_verte).

Marc-Antoine Bertrand