Nancy MacDonald

A fascination with cities drew Nancy MacDonald to the world of planning. She loves the way they change, grow, and fit together, combining diverse people and places to make something greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    After surveying 100 metro centers around the world, we found some smart city best practices to share

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  • How can we build smart cities of the future?

    How can we build smart cities of the future?

    We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking

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  • Northern cities need to embrace the snow and cold; designers can treat winter as an asset

    Northern cities need to embrace the snow and cold; designers can treat winter as an asset

    Winter design contributes to the livability of communities and is critical to building sustainable, active spaces

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  • Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    It’s possible for winter cities to make vibrant communities even in the cold. It just takes a plan

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