“From the Ground Up” 2019 Conference

International conference
April 12 to 14
in Montreal

Community control of land, housing and economy

What is the vision of the cooperative movement for our economy? How can we protect land and houses from property speculation? How can these protected lands then form the basis of a new economy beyond capitalism and based on real needs?

See here the detailed program of this 3-day conference that took place at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and obtained the participation of more than 400 participants with more than 30 workshops, round-tables, conferences and various activities.


This conference is organised with support from or in collaboration with the Milton Parc Citizens’ Committee (CCMP-MPCC), la Génératrice—Forum jeunesse de l’Île de Montréal, la Société de Développement Communautaire Milton Parc, the Milton Parc Community (CMP), the Milton Parc Recreation Association (ARMP), the Canadian Centre of Architecture (CCA), Phyllis Lambert, Bâtiment 7, the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada), CHF BC, BC CLT, Brique par Brique, Vivacité, Wabi Sabi Planning, la Société d’habitation populaire de l’Est de Montréal (SHAPEM), Inter-loge, the Solidarity Economy Incubation Zone (SEIZE), John Davis and Burlington Associates in Community Development, Cooperation Jackson, Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the Global Platform on the Right to the City, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT), Parkdale People’s Economy Project, QPIRG McGill, QPIRG Concordia, Black Rose Books, Concordia Urban Planning Students’ Association (UPA), Geography Department of Concordia University, le Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES-UQAM), the Collectif de recherche et d’action sur l’habitat (CRACH), the Groupe de réflexion en droit privé (GRDP), the Montreal Intentional Communities Day, the Institute of Urban Futures, the Co-Habitat Network, and Food Justice and Sustainability at Dawson College.

Our Sponsors

Logo de l'organisme La Génératrice
Logo de la Société de développement communautaire Milton Parc
Logo de l'organisme CHFBC
Logo de l'organisme CQCH
Logo de l'organisme Institute of Urban Future
Logo de l'organisme QPIRG Concordia GRIP
Logo de l'organisme CSN
Logo de l'organisme Comité des citoyens de Milton Parc
Logo du Centre Canadien d'Architecture
Logo de l'organisme Protec-Terre
Logo de l'organisme FECHIMM
Logo de l'organisme Journée des communautés intentionnelles de Montréal
Logo de l'organisme Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
From The Ground up warmly thank TakingITGlobal, a financial aid program for Rising Youth, for their financial support which allowed to organize this event

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