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  • A case study on creating a sustainable port for Canada’s Department of National Defence

    A case study on creating a sustainable port for Canada’s Department of National Defence

    Resilient infrastructure design practices help to protect the nation against threats stemming from climate change

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities

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  • 4 design features of a modern medical office building that make it a community landmark

    4 design features of a modern medical office building that make it a community landmark

    Want a distinguishable building? Innovative planning and design need to be at the forefront of the project

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  • From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    As the population grows, the need for more energy also grows—and old and new stakeholders are redefining how we power, live, and move about our planet

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  • City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    How do we get people moving? It’s about acceptable commute times, longer-term master plans, and high-capacity public transport systems.

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life

    Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life

    Across America, 1 in 3 people do not have access to a park within a 10-minute walk of their home. Here’s why that’s a problem.

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: Brownfield development is the future of the US urban landscape

    Infrastructure Week 2019: Brownfield development is the future of the US urban landscape

    Changes in demographics, urban density, P3 partnerships, and economic justice have reinforced the importance of brownfields

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  • The power of mentorship: Choosing to help students find their career path

    The power of mentorship: Choosing to help students find their career path

    Texas architect Samantha Markham on mentoring: “I’m doing what I love every single day—helping others”

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The future of green infrastructure

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The future of green infrastructure

    Stormwater management systems shouldn’t be buried under other infrastructure priorities—and green infrastructure can help build resiliency

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American roadways today and tomorrow

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American roadways today and tomorrow

    Lessons that will allow us to #BuildForTomorrow, create more sustainable communities, and move more efficiently

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  • America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    How do we get more students interested in engineering? Consider showing and telling local high school kids how you did it

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  • Work and school are no longer just places. They’re complete experiences.

    Work and school are no longer just places. They’re complete experiences.

    Higher education and workplace environments have evolved—which might be why you don’t mind staying for more than 40 hours a week

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  • Wet-weather infrastructure: Smart analysis and TOTEX planning equal savings and resilience

    Wet-weather infrastructure: Smart analysis and TOTEX planning equal savings and resilience

    How “sweating the system” with smart analytics modeling and TOTEX planning can deliver fit-for-purpose solutions, capital cost savings, and system optimization

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    Innovative approaches to urban housing for mixed-income, artists, and young professionals

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  • How to plan for flooding events when the next record-breaking storm hasn’t happened yet

    How to plan for flooding events when the next record-breaking storm hasn’t happened yet

    Replicating Hurricane Harvey’s flows and water levels was a challenge, but the 2D models will help prepare us for future extreme weather events

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  • A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    What to do when water quality suffers due to urban runoff-driven pollution

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  • [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    It’s possible to create a maintenance building that prioritizes the well-being of workers and becomes a part of the community

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  • Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution

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  • Strapped for cash: How to help fund public projects for communities

    Strapped for cash: How to help fund public projects for communities

    With the right approach, communities can fund flood mitigation using grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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