Nels Nelson

Nels Nelson is a senior planner and member of Stantec's Urban Places. The US State Department and U.S. Green Building Council have recognized his award-winning work, and he’s published articles with Architectural Design, CityLab, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods

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  • Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days

    Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days

    In this CityLab article, Urban Places team member, Nels Nelson, discusses a broader approach to urban resilience to help reduce the risk of urban epidemics and the cost of containing them.

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  • How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    With most of the world’s population living in cities, urban design has a responsibility to sustain health rather than harming it

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  • Climate change, communities, and storytelling

    Climate change, communities, and storytelling

    How an age-old art can help communities find common ground for action

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  • Boston's Guide to Placemaking for Mobility: Reclaiming streets for the people

    Boston's Guide to Placemaking for Mobility: Reclaiming streets for the people

    How one city is making streets and sidewalks feel like places to spend time in rather than spaces to simply move through

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