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  • What cancer taught me about healthcare design

    What cancer taught me about healthcare design

    Silver linings of a cancer diagnosis are minimal. But the takeaway from one of our designers? Healthcare settings can be better

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally modeling cost-effective sustainable solutions

    Using the latest in digital tools, designers and engineers can achieve sustainable building performance on a budget

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  • How to bring clean energy to Indigenous and remote communities

    How to bring clean energy to Indigenous and remote communities

    It’s possible to utilize natural weather resources—and reduce the reliance on diesel—with a scalable, renewable power solution

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  • PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    As we study impacts of persistent contaminants, jurisdictions are implementing standards. But Canada needs more provincial regulations.

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  • A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    How we’re confronting the global issues of climate change, biodiversity, and population

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  • Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Effectively assembling community partnerships can advance important projects such as downtown revitalization or economic development

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  • Virtual reality is the future of the oil and gas industry

    Virtual reality is the future of the oil and gas industry

    How VR is improving the industry—better design, improved safety, and cost savings

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  • City planning: A guide to equitable planning for your community

    City planning: A guide to equitable planning for your community

    A meaningful and inclusive planning process creates communities that are truly designed for all residents

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    Whether it’s an outdoor learning center or using the school building as a teaching tool, educators are embracing sustainable design in their curriculum

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  • 3 ways to use water to cool your underground mine—affordably and sustainably

    3 ways to use water to cool your underground mine—affordably and sustainably

    You don’t have to break the bank to beat the heat. Here are 3 innovative strategies use natural means to cool mines.

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  • New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City recently passed the most progressive climate legislation for buildings in any city worldwide. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers

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  • Family business office update: 6 ways to get the most out of your workplace designer

    Family business office update: 6 ways to get the most out of your workplace designer

    A family-owned business has history and traditions that a design team can enhance to instill a unique company culture—and do business better

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  • Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    In the fight against climate change, we’re working with clients to establish baseline measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    Engaging the communities we work with and aligning ourselves with their perspectives

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  • [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions

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  • How can we optimize evolving lighting design to enhance health and well-being?

    How can we optimize evolving lighting design to enhance health and well-being?

    In an industry disrupted by changing technology, designers must take a holistic approach to integrate innovative concepts without compromising fundamentals

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  • Grounded art: Flooring in healthcare spaces increases in creativity and impact

    Grounded art: Flooring in healthcare spaces increases in creativity and impact

    The right flooring choices can help with wayfinding, healing, and level of comfort

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  • I survived my TEDx talk: Here are 5 tips I learned that can make you a better speaker

    I survived my TEDx talk: Here are 5 tips I learned that can make you a better speaker

    Urban designer Cynthia Albright questioned her presentation skills in front of a giant audience, but persistence and practice, practice, practice paid off

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