Québec City takes pride in its four centuries of history marked by encounters between the First Nations, the French and the English, and more recently with immigrants from all over the world. In the Americas, the Old Québec is the only historical urban center north of Mexico that preserved its fortifications and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage. Today, this medium size city thrives as a francophone cultural, educational, political and economic center. Through its past successes, its work in progress as well as its problems, it should provide interesting case studies for participants in a variety of issues such as housing, neighbourhoods, public space, urban inclusion, participation, etc.
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