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Justin Bur

Doctoral candidate
UQAM
Participates in 1 Session

Justin Bur has a dual background in urban studies (M.Urb., Université de Montréal 1994) and in computer science (M.Sc., Université de Montréal 1989). After working as a software developer for over twenty years, while in parallel devoting his attention to the railway history of Montreal and the historical evolution of the Mile End area, he entered the Ph.D. program in urban studies at UQAM in 2016 in order to focus on the historical development of Montreal neighborhoods.

His thesis project, with Dany Fougères as adviser, is titled La banlieue électrique de Montréal: vie, travail et transports dans un nouveau quartier, 1895–1935 (Montreal's electric suburbs: life, work and mobility in a new neighborhood). Between the beginning of electric streetcar service in Montreal in September 1892 and the Great Depression of the 1930s, the city's growth was rapid and sustained. During this time, the neighborhoods that are now considered typical of Montreal were built, with their two- and three-storey rowhouses containing superposed flats, usually with outdoor stairways. The first half of the period is the time when streetcars were the dominant form of urban transit; the second half is the time when the automobile started taking over. The project aims to understand the mechanisms of development on the urban fringe, the reasons for the choice of building types, and the relationship between development and streetcar routes.

Since 2008, he has been an active member of local history groups Mile End Memories and the Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard. He is also a Montreal tour guide.

Sessions in which Justin Bur participates

martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Justin Bur attends

domingo 28 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 2 hours
Sponsored by:
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

lunes 29 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

Si la vallée du canal de Lachine a été le berceau de l’industrialisation canadienne, la géographie industrielle métropolitaine ne s’y est pas confinée, peu s’en faut, Outre les grandes concentrations d’entreprises des quartiers centraux, elle est constituée des réseaux infrastructuraux, d’une douzaine de centrales hydroélectriques et des ensembles manufacturiers disséminés dans une quinzaine de petites villes aujourd’hui intégrées dans l’aire métropolitaine. La conférence proposera un surv...

Gérard Beaudet

Keynote speaker

martes 30 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

miércoles 31 agosto, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

jueves 1 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

The use of industrial heritage is a profoundly important factor in the process of creating a sustainable economic, social, and political future for many communities occupying industrial heritage landscapes. More than ever we recognize the need for such communities to be capable of shaping and expressing their heritage in different forms in the context of current events and issues, and in doing so to inform both contemporary decision-making as well as the way their industrial heritage is re...

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1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

viernes 2 septiembre, 2022

Zona horaria: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutos

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...