Towards a Model of Planning and Management of Large Urban Parks
The management of large urban parks is a subject little studied in the scientific literature in landscape architecture and urban studies. Cranz (1992)  in The politics of park design analyzed influential actors and park funding, Greenhalgh and Worpole (1996) discussed good practices in urban parks, Tate and Eaton in Great City Parks (2015) [ 2001] put forward Managing Organization, Management Principles and Funding of the Finest Achievements Around the World, while Jansson and Vogel (2018) focused on the concept and practice of urban space management influenced by governance arrangements for participatory co-development. The conference will look at a case study to highlight the approach underlying the master plan for the conservation, design and development of Parc Jean-Drapeau, a 268-hectare urban park in the heart of Montreal. It will address the methodology developed to review governance, the consultation process, the production of knowledge, the activation of heritage recognition processes, the collaboration with stakeholders, the development of a network and expertise at the national and international levels and the mechanisms for implementing and monitoring the master plan. The process of strategic planning gives greater importance to the history of occupation and designed landscapes, to current realities and visions of the future that includes a desire to make human experience, reconciliation, sustainable development, ecological resilience and conservation guiding principles to rethink the shape and role of large urban parks in today's and tomorrow's society.