The Joint Research Unit in Urban Sciences explores lines of collaboration with the various municipal departments of the City of Quebec

On Monday, February 8, the UMRsu received some forty of the City of Quebec officials, to discuss solutions that the urban laboratory can bring to the problems facing each of the City's departments, and develop working relationships.

You probably remember that Thales Research and Technology Canada, based in Quebec City, created a Joint  Research Unit in Urban Sciences (UMRsu) in 2015 in partnership with Laval University, the National Institute for Scientific Research, the Quebec Metro High Tech Park and the City of Quebec. The mission of this urban laboratory is to improve services and the quality of life of the urban population.
  
The UMRsu welcomed forty of the City of Quebec officials to discuss solutions that urban laboratory can bring to the problems facing each of the City's departments, and develop working relationships.

Representatives of services such as Planning and Urban Development, Acquisitions, the Office of Tourism Development and Major Events, the Transportation Bureau, Economic Development and Major Projects, Leisure, Sports and Community Life, Coordination of Regional Planning, the Police, the Protection against Fire, the Transportation Network, Public Works ... were present.

The advantages of UMRsu for the deployment of innovative processes in their sector, through an incubator and technology showcases, were presented to them.

The presentation was interactive, and a questionnaire was given to municipal officials to gather their suggestions on how UMRsu activities can interface with their specific problems.

Many questions were asked, and the event met with great enthusiasm and success.