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  • From the Design Quarterly: Creating the Red Planet city

    From the Design Quarterly: Creating the Red Planet city

    Envisioning a vernacular architecture for a metropolis on Mars—designing and building a giant underground tunnel

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  • History's new television series features two major Stantec design achievements

    History's new television series features two major Stantec design achievements

    Learn more about air dates and our work featured on History's Project Impossible: Iqaluit Airport and the New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project

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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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  • What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods

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  • Assembly (and rigorous planning) required: Managing pros and cons of modular construction

    Assembly (and rigorous planning) required: Managing pros and cons of modular construction

    While offering efficiency and flexibility, modular construction requires extensive planning and collaboration to avoid potential challenges

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    Three perspectives on how demographic change will influence design for the multi-family, health, and mixed-use markets

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  • Published: Walk Before You Run - Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Program

    Published: Walk Before You Run - Philadelphia's Green City, Clean Waters Program

    How Philadelphia is implementing green infrastructure initiatives to help reduce stormwater runoff for cleaner waters.

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change

    Pushing technology to create lasting, human-centered places

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  • Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    It takes creativity in both approach/methodology and funding to take care of eroding beaches

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  • Planning for the ups and downs of the general aviation market

    Planning for the ups and downs of the general aviation market

    Understanding change is important when helping airports manage turbulence in a dynamic market

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  • Stantec at APWA's PWX National Conference

    Stantec at APWA's PWX National Conference

    Connect with our experts as they discuss everything from resilience planning to managing infrastructure risk in your community!

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  • Engineering the impossible at Nunavut’s Iqaluit Airport

    Engineering the impossible at Nunavut’s Iqaluit Airport

    The first P3 airport in North America is part of HISTORY’s ‘Project Impossible’ series

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  • Here are 5 common mistakes in retaining wall design and construction—and how to avoid them

    Here are 5 common mistakes in retaining wall design and construction—and how to avoid them

    Improper design can create construction headaches and insurance claims later

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  • Achieving NEPA Assignment—4 ways the right consultant is critical to reaching this goal

    Achieving NEPA Assignment—4 ways the right consultant is critical to reaching this goal

    NEPA Assignment offers many benefits to a state agency, but how can you prepare for the application, execution, and implementation?

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  • EcoDriving can save you time, money, and effort—all while reducing your carbon footprint

    EcoDriving can save you time, money, and effort—all while reducing your carbon footprint

    Take a sneak peek at our ecoDriving course from the intern who helped update it

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  • Designing in “light” of circadian support: 6 strategies for commercial spaces

    Designing in “light” of circadian support: 6 strategies for commercial spaces

    Employees spend most of their daylight hours indoors; the right workplace lighting systems can help create a healthier work environment

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  • Published in WWT Magazine: What next for water catchment management?

    Published in WWT Magazine: What next for water catchment management?

    The UK Government's 25-year environment plan plots a path away from the current regulator- led approach towards a holistic approach to catchments, writes Mike Streetly

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  • Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    The New Bong Escape facility features important components in the quest for Pakistan to provide affordable, renewable energy to promote its economic growth to enhance sustainability

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  • Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Featured in Hydro Review (June 2017) this 7.2-MW expansion of the 6-MW Maggotty Falls hydropower was the first new hydro facility implemented in Jamaica in the past 30 years

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  • 7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    What does a successful project look like the first few years after construction? Look for pools, riffles, vegetation, and little critters

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  • Published: Making The Most Of What You Have - Optimisation Of Assets In Water And Energy

    Published: Making The Most Of What You Have - Optimisation Of Assets In Water And Energy

    Are the UK Water and Energy Sectors optimising the assets they already have? John Ord chats to the Institute of Water Magazine, Summer Edition 2018

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  • The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    How designing space for mindful eating can create lasting benefits for office culture and creativity

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  • How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    Kanten Russell helps create a Make-A-Wish backyard skate park—but he’s the one who rides away with new inspiration and perspective

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  • Australia leaps toward tailings risk management through adoption of EOR practice

    Australia leaps toward tailings risk management through adoption of EOR practice

    In Australia and across the world, external tailings management programs are being established to mitigate the risk of tailings dam failures

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