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  • How to use limited funding to reduce road fatalities and injuries

    How to use limited funding to reduce road fatalities and injuries

    How can New Zealand’s road-controlling authorities effectively target their budgets to reduce death and serious injury on roadways?

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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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  • [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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community

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  • Elderly care: Can design cure loneliness as we focus on aging in place?

    Elderly care: Can design cure loneliness as we focus on aging in place?

    We must confront our aging population’s social-isolation epidemic in today’s technology-driven world

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession

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  • From Stantec ERA: 5 reasons why oil companies are investing in solar energy

    From Stantec ERA: 5 reasons why oil companies are investing in solar energy

    Find out why solar energy—which has emerged as a cheap and limitless source of renewable energy—is now used by oil and gas companies to run refineries

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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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  • How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    Changing the way we think about ecosystem restoration to combat the decline of pollinators

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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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  • From Stantec ERA: What are the options for Alberta’s oil sands in a low-carbon future?

    From Stantec ERA: What are the options for Alberta’s oil sands in a low-carbon future?

    Our recent study with Alberta Innovates on the future of the oil sands showcases the strong potential of bitumen products and how it can diversify the economy

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  • Designing wellness communities to focus on integrated healthcare—reducing costs naturally

    Designing wellness communities to focus on integrated healthcare—reducing costs naturally

    Purpose-designed healthcare buildings with a focus on integrative medical care will help us address chronic disease management

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