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  • Need to keep your community's bridges safe? Stantec is creating an app for that.

    Need to keep your community's bridges safe? Stantec is creating an app for that.

    Dr. Reed Ellis and his team are constantly evolving a research-based Bridge Management System that helps transportation agencies inspect and maintain their critical infrastructure

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  • What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    How a benchmarking study helps us educate workplace clients on makerspaces and ultimately assess culture and growth strategies

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  • From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    Two years after its completion, the site of the Third Set of Locks presents a jamais vu experience to one of the original designers

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  • 5 steps for successful delivery of transmission and distribution projects

    5 steps for successful delivery of transmission and distribution projects

    For starters, communication is key, both within the team and with the client

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    Ask an expert: The art of storytelling practiced in built projects ranging from America’s most popular attractions to China’s historic fortresses

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  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support

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  • River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    In the face of adversity, it’s important to align stakeholders to foster recovery—and to prepare for the next disaster

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  • [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    What does wellbeing look like in a multifamily resident project? Denver’s Lakehouse provides the answers

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  • Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    Creating “in-between” spaces in research facilities

    To truly support cutting-edge research and attract the best, health science buildings need rooms for collaboration and informal learning

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Culture 2.0 in the workplace

    From the Design Quarterly: Culture 2.0 in the workplace

    Taking company culture to the next level with interactive, engaging social spaces

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  • Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    Student housing series: Student housing vs. multi-family housing—what are the differences?

    While student and multi-family housing share a common building form, it’s the student resident that drives the innovation of new spaces

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  • Stantec at HydroVision:  Three leaders reflect on past conferences

    Stantec at HydroVision: Three leaders reflect on past conferences

    Stantec’s Hydropower experts share their memories of the annual HydroVision International conference.

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  • Published: Managing sewer rehabilitation design with the push of a button

    Published: Managing sewer rehabilitation design with the push of a button

    Sewer system operation in the 21st century has never been more challenging; municipalities must balance cost with service levels to ensure both capital and operational expenditure are maximized.

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  • Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    Water resources engineering is often behind the scenes, but the Water Bar helps make sustainable water management publicly approachable

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  • How major trends from the past are informing future learning environments

    How major trends from the past are informing future learning environments

    What will safety and security, sustainability, and technical education look like in learning environments 20 years from now?

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  • [With Video] A hometown girl helps redesign hospital where she was born

    [With Video] A hometown girl helps redesign hospital where she was born

    At Brockville General Hospital, architectural designer discovers the importance of involving her community in their project

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  • Five traits a surveyor must have to help a client find success

    Five traits a surveyor must have to help a client find success

    The devil is in the details—and getting to those details requires listening to the client and providing what they need

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  • Mine design from the “inside out”

    Mine design from the “inside out”

    Whether designing an underground mine using pencil and paper or sophisticated software packages, the best approach is to start on the inside and then move towards the outside.

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  • Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Studies suggest smart growth policies, complete streets design, and transit-oriented development might help save lives

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  • The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    In the search for better renewable energy options, pumped storage hydropower projects may be the solution, but regulations hinder development

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  • Top 5 things to keep in mind as you seek funding for your capital projects

    Top 5 things to keep in mind as you seek funding for your capital projects

    Local governments face economic challenges, but it’s important to prepare now for utility infrastructure reinvestment

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  • The new “gas station” will be less about gas and more about green

    The new “gas station” will be less about gas and more about green

    The hybrid fueling station—a convergence of electric vehicles, green technology, and the oil and gas industry

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