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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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  • 5 reasons to rent a bike instead of a car during your next business trip

    5 reasons to rent a bike instead of a car during your next business trip

    An avid cyclist forgoes a car rental during his visit to Calgary─and it helped him stay healthy and connect with the community

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  • Healthy streams: How to work the bugs into your project

    Healthy streams: How to work the bugs into your project

    Monitoring benthic macroinvertebrates—the little critters living in streams and rivers—is a powerful tool when trying to gauge healthy waterways

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  • Rob Simm presenting on Biological Selenium Removal at the 2018 Selenium Summit

    Rob Simm presenting on Biological Selenium Removal at the 2018 Selenium Summit

    Led by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Wageningen University. Focused on international collaborative research to address challenges of removing selenium and nitrogen from water sources

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  • How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    How cross-collaboration strengthens healthcare design and education programs

    Healthcare architects, educators, and researchers gather for one day with one goal in mind: to elevate healthcare design

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  • Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Lighting

    Tunneling Rules of Thumb: Lighting

    In the June-July issue of Tunnels and Tunneling magazine, Stantec's Keivan Rafie explores factors for reducing accidents and improving security and aesthetics through proper tunnel lighting

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  • Anna Radonich: From part-time scientist to civic leader, she’s tailored a family-friendly career

    Anna Radonich: From part-time scientist to civic leader, she’s tailored a family-friendly career

    A single mother of two children, Hudson (13) and Esa (11), over the past decade Anna’s career has transitioned from evaluating chemical data to influencing city development.

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  • Microtransit series (Part 1): Technology helps cities meet demand for accessible transit

    Microtransit series (Part 1): Technology helps cities meet demand for accessible transit

    How are new technologies bringing cost-effective changes that will meet transit riders’ needs now—and in the future?

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  • Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing via a public-private partnership brings a balance of efficiency and a thorough review process

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets

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  • The gender microscope: A case study on Perth

    The gender microscope: A case study on Perth

    We put our Perth office under the gender microscope to uncover how they achieved and maintain their flexible and inclusive culture.

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  • One chance to make a good first impression: Office lobbies see a revamp

    One chance to make a good first impression: Office lobbies see a revamp

    How office lobby design is taking a page from hospitality to cater to the future of work

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  • How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    3 steps utilities can take to ensure their communities are prepared for the next natural disaster

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  • Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes

    Brianna Daniels helps to rebuild a California Boy Scout camp devastated by wildfire—and discovers her most memorable project

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  • [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    A new range of educational spaces are required for new skills-based, project-based, and technology-augmented pedagogies

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  • National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness

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  • Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    A tribute to my friend and business partner, whose vision of “Monctonia” lives on in this community gathering place

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    Makerspaces are coming to the library, university, and workplace near you. What inspires and defines the contemporary makerspace?

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  • [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1

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  • How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?

    Amid aging facilities, economic pressure, and a crush of new students, universities are wise to consider what P3 options are available

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