Three international project find support from the University of Montreal

UdeM international funds three of the Chair’s projects that push the boundaries of international research, teaching and cooperation.


The Datathink research seminar explores the themes of digitalization and data in the planning disciplines. Initiated in 2016 at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and ETH Zurich, it is today co-organized by the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape at the University of Montreal, the Max Planck Center for Digital Visual Studies of University of Zurich, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Art and Architecture – Bibliotheca Herziana. The objective of the 2024 edition of the seminar is to explore AI governance on and by cities.

WAT UNESCO in Phnom Penh

The UNESCO WAT is a research-creation workshop is run by the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape since 2003. It brings together researchers, experts, practitioners and students to design innovative development proposals. The 2024 edition is organized at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in collaboration with the UNESCO office and UN-Habitat. The workshop focuses on the sensitive relationship between the city and the Mekong River.

Insights Into

Insights Into examines the issues linked to the deployment of emerging technologies in cities, more particularly the impact of technologies on urban inequalities and the place of governance in the digital transformation of territories. The series of webinars organized by the UNESCO Chair invites international speakers to share their knowledge to promote the development of cities more focused on the needs of its citizens.