Genevieve Lauziere is a master’s candidate in urban studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal, under the supervision of Lucie K. Morisset. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Université de Sherbrooke, a bachelor’s degree in translation from Université Laval and a diploma from a short graduate programme in public administration at the École nationale d’administration publique. She has more than twenty years’ professional experience in municipal and provincial public administration, including some fifteen years in management positions in municipal legal departments, where she had the opportunity to familiarise herself with the workings of planning and urban development. Analytical, curious and a jack-of-all-trades, she has also dabbled in performance auditing, innovation and translation and drafting throughout her career. In a personal capacity, she is a member of a number of heritage protection and enhancement organisations. Ever since she was a child, she has had a passion for industrial heritage and abandoned buildings, so it’s no surprise that she developed an interest in urban exploration, a hobby that is growing in popularity.