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

  • Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?

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  • 3 steps to deploying an autonomous vehicle shuttle pilot project

    3 steps to deploying an autonomous vehicle shuttle pilot project

    AV shuttles will soon become a part of our daily lives. If you’re considering a pilot project, here’s what you need to keep in mind.

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  • Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Arctic infrastructure ingenuity

    Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Arctic infrastructure ingenuity

    Engineering keeps old and new buildings stable and safe. Three Anchorage design experts explain what’s involved in the far north.

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  • Published in Waterbriefing: What next for PR19?

    Published in Waterbriefing: What next for PR19?

    Stantec’s Tim William’s takes an in-depth look at how PR19 has unfolded to date, and where the water sector is heading

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    From Stantec ERA: The power of bringing hydropower and solar energy together

    The combination of a hybrid solar and hydroelectric systems could provide new opportunities for sustainable power generation

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  • Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service

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  • Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Denver Water’s new complex pushes the boundaries of sustainability with its innovative water efficiency

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?

    The approaches, markets, and tools for sustainability are evolving—and net zero is an attainable goal

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  • Stantec at HydroVision International 2019 Conference

    Stantec at HydroVision International 2019 Conference

    Join our WaterPower & Dams experts as they share their knowledge of projects and industry trends around the world

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  • Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Published in Hydro Review: Samoan Islands lead renewable energy efforts

    Two small hydro projects constructed in Samoa have increased electricity supply and helped boost hydro capacity to meet the islands renewable energy goals

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  • Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Rehabilitation is playing a major role in solving energy needs in South America at plants such as the Salto Grande Scheme

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  • Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

    Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?

    Standard building requirements don’t have to be boring – here’s how you can inject whimsical touches into everyday design features

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  • Saving our Suburbs: Smart Suburbs

    Saving our Suburbs: Smart Suburbs

    Register for Part 3 of the Saving Our Suburbs Webinar Series

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  • Published in Railway Age: TOD: How New York got it right

    Published in Railway Age: TOD: How New York got it right

    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has gained prominence in boardrooms around the country with the increasing urbanization of society

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  • 3 techniques to boost community engagement for challenging mining projects

    3 techniques to boost community engagement for challenging mining projects

    Here’s help to guide interactions with stakeholders in the mining industry and how good community relations can mitigate mining operations risks

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  • Published in Railway Age: P3s key for Transit Oriented Development

    Published in Railway Age: P3s key for Transit Oriented Development

    Toronto’s unprecedented growth has spurred conversations on new ways to approach Transit-Oriented Development, with lessons for both Canada and the US

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  • Healthcare design choices: Is polyurethane upholstery fabric the best option in hospitals?

    Healthcare design choices: Is polyurethane upholstery fabric the best option in hospitals?

    The faux-leather fabric is easy to clean and better for the environment, but delamination failures are troubling

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  • Modular construction for healthcare: A remedy for increased flexibility in care

    Modular construction for healthcare: A remedy for increased flexibility in care

    3 project management takeaways that help deliver modular project success

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  • From Stantec ERA: The future of the mining industry in a renewable-energy world

    From Stantec ERA: The future of the mining industry in a renewable-energy world

    Increasing synergies lead to reduced energy costs, improved environmental performance, and a greater social impact

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  • Published in International Mining Magazine: A Breath of Fresh Air

    Published in International Mining Magazine: A Breath of Fresh Air

    How are major providers reacting to the increasingly automated world of mine ventilation?

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