Blog Posts

  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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?

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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.

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • [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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • 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?

    More
  • [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

    More
  • 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

    More
  • Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project

    More
  • A quest to find innovative technologies for managing deteriorating water infrastructure

    A quest to find innovative technologies for managing deteriorating water infrastructure

    Various sectors use a range of technologies to manage deteriorating infrastructure; what technologies could work in the water sector?

    More
  • How to plan for affordable, supportable utility rates

    How to plan for affordable, supportable utility rates

    Utilities benefit from financial planning and selecting the right funding strategy—and those benefits can be passed to the customer

    More
  • Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    Stormwater pond muck: What is it—and why should it matter to you?

    What are we doing with excavated sediments? Here’s how municipalities can save thousands of dollars while conserving landfill space.

    More
  • loading
    Loading More...