The International Economic Forum of the Americas

The international Economic forum of the Americas – Conference of Montreal Working breakfast: “The role of social innovation in urban development”

13 June, Montreal

The International Economic Forum of the Americas was created to promote an exchange of views and perspectives on pressing economic issues of our times among world leaders, renowned experts and business executives. Its mission is also to facilitate agreements, offer business opportunities and provide access to unique insights from leading specialists.

On this 24th edition, the City of Montreal hosted a working breakfast and the theme was “The role of social innovation in urban development”.  As urban populations become more dense and more diverse, social innovation is emerging as a possible way to maintain social cohesion and quality of life for all citizens, and tackle the various communities’ economic, social, cultural and environmental issues. How can these social innovations be adapted to different urban development contexts? How can stakeholders work together to develop innovative concepts that will deliver concrete, effective results? What new governance models will drive this change?

this news article is written by City of Montreal and Chantier de l'économie sociale (GSEF Communication Working Group)