Cities adapting to change

  • What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

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  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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  • Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings

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  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Watch Ryan Martinson's presentation on the role equity plays in our built environment and discuss approaches we can to take to integrate equity into our transportation systems

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  • Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there

    Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there

    Using innovative tools to convert old commercial space and create the environment needed for new office towers

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  • Published in Water Briefing Global: David Smith on the benefits of resilient megacities

    Published in Water Briefing Global: David Smith on the benefits of resilient megacities

    In this Water Briefing Global Article, David Smith, Senior Vice President at Stantec, looks at the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient cities in the face of population growth

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  • The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    Academic research shows how good wayfinding at transit stops can help increase overall ridership and user experience

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  • Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?

    Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?

    General Manager of Urban Planning & Environmental Services Tom Young discusses four emerging trends in urban planning for the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand

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  • Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Before looking at private partners, take a hard look at current operations, fixed-service routes, and stakeholder communication

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  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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  • Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Our new global headquarters embraces workplace innovation and design—offering unique flexibility and a community connection

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  • Stantec: Our evolution from 1 person to a global firm

    Stantec: Our evolution from 1 person to a global firm

    Embracing our Edmontonian roots in the new Stantec Tower

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  • Published in Interior Design: Solitair Brickell

    Published in Interior Design: Solitair Brickell

    Solitair Brickell, a 50-story high-rise sports a unique angular basket-weave facade that riffs on the Medjool date palm

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