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  1. Green Mobility: A Tale of Five Canadian Cities Un article très intéressant de SustainableCitiesCollective..... qui parle de Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa et Calgary. Il y a plein de tableau qui montre le taux d'usager du transport-en-commun dans les villes, de densité, l'usage de l'automobile, type de logement, etc... À voir! Montreal is the largest city of the province of Quebec and the second largest city of Canada. It is located on the island of Montreal and is well known as one of the most European-like cities in North America and as a cycling city. It is also famous for its underground city and its excellent shopping, gourmet food, active nightlife and film and music festivals. Montreal's public transit consists of a metro and bus network, paratransit service for people with functional limitations, and the public taxi, which is a form of transport provided in low-density areas where it is not possible to establish regular bus services, according to the Sociéte de Transport de Montréal. Five commuter rail lines connect downtown Montreal with 83 municipalities in the Montreal metropolitan region, according to L'Agence métropolitaine de transport de la région de Montréal; and the 747 bus line links several downtown metro stations with Pierre Trudeau International Airport. A bus shuttle service links the same airport with the VIA Rail train station in Dorval, a suburb of Montreal. Public transportation is considered as Montreal's preferred transportation mode for the future. And in order to encourage the use of transit, the City's Master Plan aims to intensify real-estate development near metro and commuter train stations, as well as certain public transportation corridors, according to City of Montreal Master Plan. The modal share of transport on the Island of Montreal is expected to change from 2008 to 2020 as follows: car only from 48% to 41%, public transit from 32% to 37%, active transportation (walking and biking) from 15% to 18%, and other motorized modes of transport from 5% to 4%, according to the STM's Strategic Plan 2020. Montreal has nearly 600 kilometres of dedicated bikeways, according to Tourisme-Montreal. And Quebec Cycling, a non-profit organization, runs two programs designed to promote the use of active transportation in the city. The first, "Operation Bike-to-Work" supports employees who want to cycle to work and employers who want to encourage their employees to cycle to work. The second, "On-foot, by bike, active city" promotes active and safe travel in municipalities —especially near schools— to improve health, the environment and the well-being of citizens, according to Vélo Québec http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/luis-rodriguez/200096/green-mobility-tale-five-canadian-cities
  2. Frais d'université Diminution des hausses (Archives) Une enquête de Statistique Canada, rendue publique jeudi, révèle qu'en moyenne les frais de scolarité ont augmenté de 2,8 % au premier cycle universitaire, en 2007-2008, pour les étudiants à plein temps. L'an passé, la hausse était de 3,2 %, tandis qu'elle atteignait en moyenne de 4,3 % pour la dernière décennie. Les étudiants de premier cycle ont déboursé en moyenne 4524,00 $ en frais de scolarité en 2007-2008, comparativement à 4400,00 $ l'année précédente Ces frais ont augmenté dans six provinces, y compris au Québec, où ils étaient gelés depuis plus de dix ans. C'est au Nouveau-Brunswick (4,8 %), au Québec (4,8 %) et en Ontario (4,4 %) que les hausses ont été les plus fortes. Les frais de scolarité les plus élevés sont enregistrés en Nouvelle-Écosse, où les étudiants de premier cycle ont payé en moyenne 5878,00 $. Aucune surprise, les étudiants du Québec n'ont payé en moyenne que 2025,00 $, soit moins de la moitié de la moyenne nationale. Frais de scolarité par provinces 2007-2008 Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador 2633,00$ Île-du-Prince-Édouard 4440,00 $ Nouvelle-Écosse 5879,00 $ Nouveau-Brunswick 5733,00 $ Québec 2025,00 $ Ontario 5381,00 $ Manitoba 3384,00 $ Saskatchewan 4774,00 $ Alberta 4964,00 $ Colombie-Britannique 4855,00 $
  3. J'ai une amie qui travaille pour une des grandes firmes de courtiers immobiliers mondiale. Ils sont présentement à la recherche d'un(e) Analyste de recherche senior. On demande l'analyse pour déterminer les tendances et les projections du marché et d'établir des contacts clés dans le secteur de l'immobilier. Essentiellement ils cherchent un passionner du développement immobilier. On demande aussi un diplôme de premier cycle avec préférence pour affaires urbanisme ou géographie (deuxième cycle un atout). Bonne analyse et résolution de problèmes. Connaissance de l'immobilier et aussi un atout. Si cela vous intéresse svp envoyer moi un pm. Notez que si votre candidature est acceptée, vous devez partager tous scoop avec Mtlurb.
  4. Source copenhagenize.com I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Or maybe a big one. In the race for reestablishing the bicycle as a feasible, accepted and respected form of transport, many cities are keen to bang their drums to show off their bicycle goodness. All of the noise is good noise - every bike lane, bike rack, lowered speed limit, et al are great news and important for the symbolism of cementing the bicycle on the urban landscape. The secret is this. There is a city in North America that is steadily working towards planting bicycle seeds. I often see internet lists about the most bicycle friendly cities in North America and just as often this city isn't on them. Which is wrong. The reason is a cultural one. English North America looks in the mirror when measuring itself. Europe is another planet and measuring yourself up against the bicycle boom in cities like Paris, Seville and Barcelona won't let you top any bicycle traffic lists. Fair enough. Compare yourself with other cities in your region and measure your progress. Nothing wrong with that. This secret city, despite being firmly placed on the North American continent, still gets ignored and overlooked. (No, it's not Portland) It's in a region that doesn't speak an English dialect. (No, it's not Wisconsin) A region that has its own unique cultural heritage and identity. (No, it's not Alberta) This city, and region, don't figure in the daily consciousness of most North Americans because they're just too damned "foreign". Ish. But I was there very recently and I was amazed with what I saw. And I've seen stuff. I saw the most impressive bicycle rush hour one afternoon. More impressive and with greater numbers than anywhere else in North America. By far. I saw more separated bicycle infrastructure in this city than anywhere else in North America. One of the cycle tracks dates from 1986! Beat that. You can't. Sure, many of the cycle tracks are on-street bi-directional ones, which we threw out of our Best Practice in Denmark a couple of decades ago, but they area there and they are used and they are a good start. I rode on a cycle track that features 9000 daily cyclists. And this is nothing new for them. I stayed in a borough in the city - one of the highest-density areas in North America - that has one of the lowest car-ownership rates in North America and that can boast a modal split for bicycles of over 9%. City-wide it's at about 2.3%, just so you know. This borough showed me that bicycle culture is alive and well and that focusing solely on bicycle commuting doesn't get you anywhere. The bicycle can get you to work and back, sure, but it about making the bicycle a part of your daily life. There are, after all, schools to drop off at, shops to shop at, cafés to sip at, cinemas to be entertained at, and so on. This city is a role model for a continent. It can teach lessons worth learning if there were people from other cities willing to learn. It has the country's largest cyclist organisation who have been representing Citizen Cyclists for 40 years. I ate at their café, too! How cool is that. I had lunch with the Mayor of the aforementioned borough and saw in his eyes the kind of visionary politician that every city should have. A man who dares to believe that his vision of his city's future can be achieved and who isn't afraid to suddenly change a busy street to one-way for cars and put in bicycle lanes in both directions on either side of said street. I felt his passion and was charged by it. This is a city that can put on two bike rides / events in three days, organised by the aforementioned cyclists organisation. The first one drew 17,000 people on bicycles for an evening ride. The next one drew 25,000 for a 50 km tour of the city. Read those numbers again. 17,000 on a Friday evening. Then 25,000 on the Sunday. This is a city that fascinates me. Not only for what it is doing for bicycle traffic and culture but for it's stunning liveable-ness. I live in what is regarded as one of the world's most liveable cities. I can go to other like-minded cities and feel at home. Then I land in this city and wonder how the hell they do it. How the hell it many neighbourhoods are lightyears ahead of Copenhagen, Amsterdam and anywhere else in the way the streets are used by people. For all the talk of Liveable Streets, this city lives the dream. Walking the walk and talking the talk. I am simply obsessed by this. I simply need to find out, in detail, how it can be. I want the recipe. I'm willing to bust my ass to find it, write it down, absorb it. I want to be taught. I'm still working on my love affair with their french fries served with gravy and cheese curds, but I have seen North America's promised land. I've been to the mountaintop (and rode up and down their mountain and hills on a three-speed upright bike... easy) and I've seen down the other side. Every waking moment... okay, that's an exaggeration... I'm thinking about returning. To experience, to learn, to soak up their the city's vibe.
  5. La division de l'entreprise Pacific Cycle a acquis pour 28,1 M$ US, l'actif de ce fabricant et distributeur américain de pièces pour les bicyclettes. Pour en lire plus...
  6. Philippe Mercure LA PRESSE Publié le 12 septembre 2012 à 06h31 (Montréal) Il a les poches profondes, un historique de succès et un réseau de contacts qui s'étend partout au Canada et aux États-Unis. Et il débarque à Montréal avec des millions de dollars à miser sur les entreprises d'ici. EnerTech Capital, important gestionnaire de capital-risque spécialisé dans les énergies vertes et l'efficacité énergétique, ouvre un bureau à Montréal. Il sera dirigé par Anne-Marie Bourgeois, une figure bien connue du milieu des technologies propres qui compte 17 ans d'expérience dans le secteur. «La présence d'Hydro-Québec et de son Institut de recherche, qui génèrent beaucoup d'innovation en nouvelles technologies, est l'un des aspects qui nous ont attirés au Québec. L'autre est le grand nombre d'entreprises innovantes dans le secteur de l'énergie et des technologies propres qu'on voit émerger dans la province», a dit à La Presse Affaires Wally Hunter, associé principal d'EnerTech Capital. Fondé aux États-Unis en 1996, EnerTech possède aujourd'hui des bureaux à Philadelphie, Toronto et Calgary. Son métier: miser de l'argent sur de jeunes entreprises du domaine des énergies vertes et de l'efficacité énergétique dans l'espoir de les voir percer. Le portefeuille d'EnerTech atteint aujourd'hui 450 millions US et l'entreprise a généré 31 «sorties» - un terme qui signifie qu'elle a réussi à récupérer son investissement (et parfois beaucoup plus) dans une entreprise parce que d'autres investisseurs ont pris le relais, que l'entreprise est entrée en Bourse ou qu'elle a fait l'objet d'une acquisition. EnerTech vient de lancer le quatrième fonds de son histoire, dont 60 millions ont déjà été récoltés. Taille visée: 150 millions. Selon M. Hunter, on peut s'attendre à ce que 20% de la somme ou même davantage soit investi dans les entreprises du Québec. Pour identifier les meilleures occasions d'affaires dans la province, EnerTech s'est réjoui d'avoir recruté Anne-Marie Bourgeois. Mme Bourgeois a notamment participé au financement des entreprises en démarrage de technologies propres au sein de la fondation Technologies du développement du durable Canada. «Son expérience et sa connaissance du marché québécois vont nous être très précieuses, a dit M. Hunter. On se sent comme des recruteurs de hockey qui ont gagné leur repêchage.» «De Philadelphie, il peut être difficile de bien prendre le pouls du marché québécois. De mon côté, je connais très bien les entreprises - ça fait 17 ans que je travaille avec elles. On va donc être beaucoup plus proactifs à partir de maintenant», dit de son côté Mme Bourgeois. Fait intéressant, EnerTech avait reçu un investissement d'Hydro-Québec quand elle avait lancé son deuxième fonds. L'entreprise a déjà annoncé son intention de travailler de concert avec Cycle Capital, un gestionnaire de capital-risque québécois entièrement qui se consacre aux technologies propres. «Nous connaissons Cycle depuis longtemps et nous sommes actuellement en train de regarder quelques-unes de leurs entreprises», a révélé M. Hunter. Deux transactions en particulier sont à l'étude, a-t-il précisé. Loin de craindre la concurrence, Cycle Capital a salué l'arrivée de ce nouvel acteur au Québec. «Cycle fait rarement des investissements seul, et c'est extrêmement positif d'avoir des partenaires qui amènent d'autres ressources financières et d'autres liens dans le marché au niveau international», a commenté Andrée-Lise Méthot, fondatrice et associée principale chez Cycle Capital. «Le seul fait qu'un acteur de la trempe d'EnerTech démontre de l'intérêt pour le Québec prouve qu'il se passe des choses intéressantes dans notre marché», a ajouté Mme Méthot. Outre l'argent, EnerTech amènera avec lui tout un réseau de co-investisseurs, notamment américains, qui pourront investir et éventuellement conseiller et aider à propulser les entreprises québécoises sur lesquels ils miseront. «C'est peut-être le plus grand bénéfice pour le Québec, dit à ce sujet M. Hunter. Des investisseurs qui n'avaient pas nécessairement le Québec sur leur radar risquent d'investir ici parce qu'ils nous connaissent, qu'ils connaissent notre réputation et notre feuille de route.» ENERTECH CAPITAL EN UN COUP D'OEIL - Fondé en 1996 - Gère un portefeuille de 450 millions US - 31 sorties réussies - Déploie actuellement son quatrième fonds http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/energie-et-ressources/201209/12/01-4573234-energies-vertes-un-investisseur-majeur-debarque-a-montreal.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_BO4_la_2343_accueil_POS1
  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCv4UZHkAdo The car was wrong for driving up to the cycle box. But the cyclist was even more wrong for catching up to him and insulting him (called him a fucking prick). In the end, I think they both got what they deserve. Cyclist - A punch to the ground Driver - A nice shiny Audi to drive in :stirthepot:
  8. Quebec universities report steep rise in regisration MONTREAL, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - For the fall semester 2009, 268,167 students registered at Quebec universities. Of this number, 181,316 registered full time and 86,851 registered part time. After a rise of at least 1% a year for the last three years, the total number of registrations rose steeply by 3.8% this year. The last increase of this scale goes back to 2003 and a rise of 4.2% Full time student registration saw a significant increase (6.2 %) at all levels of study (5.3 % at the undergraduate level, 10.6 % at the graduate level and 6.9 % at the postgraduate level). The number of new full time undergraduate registrants also rose by 7.3%, which will have a favourable impact on total registration in the common years. Part time registration saw a small decrease in numbers by 0.8%. Bishop's 6.5% -3.3% s.o. 6.3% A number of factors explain these increases. For example, the current economic recession has led to significant numbers of lost jobs, new programs have been implemented and international student recruitment has been stepped up. Another significant observation already noted in recent years is the presence of women at university. This year, women account for 57.6% of undergraduates, 55.5% of graduate students and 48.1% of postgraduate students. 57.7% of new full time undergraduates registered are women. We observe that a majority of undergraduate and graduate students are women and that that percentage at these levels has been relatively stable in recent years. However, we also note a steady increase at the postgraduate level. These findings come from the universities' preliminary registration statistics, excluding data from Télé-université which does not participate in data collection because its registration is a continuous process. Note that the situation varies greatly from one university to another. For this reason, the statistics for individual universities must be consulted to identify the exact causes of these variations in student registrations. All the data by institution as well as the concept identification used in the data collection methodology are available on the CREPUQ Web site: http://www.crepuq.qc.ca/spip.php?article102&lang=en CREPUQ includes all 18 Quebec universities. The organization acts as their voice in relations with government and sectors related to higher education. It also fosters coordination and collaboration between universities, is a research centre for university administrations, acts as a centre for coordination and joint service delivery, and is a resource centre and think tank for its members. CREPUQ Inscriptions aux trimestres d'automne 2008 et 2009 : variation en %, au 24 septembre de chaque année, du nombre de personnes inscrites selon le niveau d'études, du nombre de nouvelles personnes inscrites au 1er cycle à temps plein et de la masse de crédits au 1er cycle ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Variation Variation en % du nombre en % Variation de personnes - inscriptions Nouvelles en % temps plein et temps partiel personnes Masse -------------------------------------------- 1er cycle de Établissements 1er 2e 3e - temps crédits cycle cycle cycle Total plein 1er cycle ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bishop's 6.5% -3.3% s.o. 6.3% 10.7% 6.1% Concordia 3.5% 11.0% 12.7% 4.6% 7.5% 2.6% Laval 2.2% 1.7% -2.3% 1.8% 5.9% 3.6% McGill 2.5% 1.8% 5.2% 2.6% 5.9% 0.6% Montréal +HEC+Poly 4.6% 5.6% 5.8% 4.8% 8.4% 5.4% Montréal 4.9% 4.6% 4.2% 4.8% 9.6% 5.8% HEC Montréal 0.7% 7.1% 2.1% 2.1% -3.6% -0.3% Polytechnique 10.6% 9.3% 16.0% 10.8% 18.0% 12.5% Sherbrooke 2.0% 26.8% 4.4% 9.2% 7.5% -0.5% Université du Québec * 2.5% 4.0% 5.2% 2.8% 7.6% 3.1% UQAC 5.7% -0.1% -5.3% 4.5% 13.4% 7.6% UQAM -0.5% -2.6% 1.4% -0.7% 3.9% 0.9% UQAR 6.1% 4.3% 7.4% 5.9% -0.6% 3.5% UQAT 1.9% 23.1% 31.4% 5.1% 3.0% -1.4% UQO 2.5% 17.2% 80.9% 5.9% 17.9% 4.4% UQTR 7.7% 9.6% 3.6% 7.8% 12.2% 5.6% ENAP s.o. 2.1% 31.1% 2.7% s.o. s.o. ÉTS 6.3% 34.9% 22.4% 10.0% 16.2% 8.4% INRS s.o. -5.0% 2.1% -1.3% s.o. s.o. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ensemble des univer- sités * 3.1% 7.0% 4.5% 3.8% 7.3% 3.0% -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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