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Welcome to Ideas, where you can learn about the trends, innovations, and challenges impacting the built environment.

  • Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    The rapid pace of change and how it’s influencing innovative design and engineering solutions from Sacramento to Perth.

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  • Exploring the possibilities of smart cities: An in-depth series

    Exploring the possibilities of smart cities: An in-depth series

    Smart, livable cities require intelligent planning. Experts share the latest trends in a series produced by The Globe Content Studio and Stantec

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  • Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    What is the future of the energy market?

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  • Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 3): Keeping things clean

    Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 3): Keeping things clean

    There is a delicate balance involved in cleaning a pharmaceutical plant. Throw it off and you can be shut down for days at a time

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  • What’s that car’s IQ?

    What’s that car’s IQ?

    Understanding autonomous vehicle performance is key to building public trust in smart mobility

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  • Published in Landscape Architecture Magazine: Wheels of All Types

    Published in Landscape Architecture Magazine: Wheels of All Types

    In LaGrange, Georgia, a skatepark is designed for users of all ages and abilities

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  • Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    In this World Water: Stormwater Management article, Stantec’s Chris Digman looks at the future challenges of creating resilient water systems

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  • Published in Logistics & Transport NZ: Using rail to take pressure off roads

    Published in Logistics & Transport NZ: Using rail to take pressure off roads

    Principal Consultant Andrew Maughan explains how using rail is an economic way to take pressure off freight movements on South Island roads in New Zealand

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  • Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Blue & Green Corridors project – a new twist on green infrastructure for a city plagued by flooding

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  • Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head

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  • Published in International Journal of Hydropower & Dams: Complex tunneling at the Chimney Hollow dam

    Published in International Journal of Hydropower & Dams: Complex tunneling at the Chimney Hollow dam

    Greg Raines talks complex tunneling at The Chimney Hollow reservoir project, a new planned scheme just west of Loveland, Colorado

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  • New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    The draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management aims to provide a holistic approach for managing the nation’s freshwater resources, but it introduces many new requirements

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  • Hear from our team of presenters at this year’s NCAWWA-WEA 99th Annual Conference

    Hear from our team of presenters at this year’s NCAWWA-WEA 99th Annual Conference

    Seven of Stantec’s water professionals will speak at 10 sessions during the conference November 3-6, 2019.

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  • [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    Public consultation should be considered an integral strategy for your project—and not just an item to check off a list

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  • Taking our mental health advocacy to new heights across the world

    Taking our mental health advocacy to new heights across the world

    As we recognize World Mental Health Day, we understand that supporting employee well-being is simply the right thing to do.

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  • Join us in Dubai at the World Congress for Self-Driving Transport

    Join us in Dubai at the World Congress for Self-Driving Transport

    We’re honored to be speaking at the global 2-day conference intended to raise public awareness of modern and future transport

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Creating lasting design in a dynamic and unpredictable world

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    From the Design Quarterly: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    When I think about what I do and how it will affect future generations, I’m reminded that we do what’s right.

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  • Published in Water Quality Products: The Sky is the Limit

    Published in Water Quality Products: The Sky is the Limit

    Denver Water’s new complex highlights water efficiency

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  • Published in Medical Construction & Design: Sustainability and the Patient Experience

    Published in Medical Construction & Design: Sustainability and the Patient Experience

    Going beyond “bricks and mortar” and designing for population health

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  • Published in Medical Construction & Design: Grounded Art

    Published in Medical Construction & Design: Grounded Art

    Flooring’s increasing role in creative, effective healthcare spaces

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  • Published: Cure for the Cold - 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Buildings in Cold Climates

    Published: Cure for the Cold - 4 Energy-Saving Tips for Buildings in Cold Climates

    To reduce heating loads for school buildings in cold climates, focus on these four design and operations tips published in Building Operating Management

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  • Published: Beat the Heat - 4 Energy-Saving Design Tips for Hot Climates

    Published: Beat the Heat - 4 Energy-Saving Design Tips for Hot Climates

    Published in Building Operating Management – the healing properties of natural materials aren’t the only benefit of building with wood

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