Cities adapting to change

  • 4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    From digital platforms to private-sector investment, the world has changed for microtransit

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  • Looking back at Infrastructure Week: We have our marching orders—educate and advocate

    Looking back at Infrastructure Week: We have our marching orders—educate and advocate

    As practitioners, now is the time to focus on what role we can take in helping repair our infrastructure systems in the US

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • The why and how of complete streets0:00

    The why and how of complete streets

    Streets aren’t just about cars anymore. Join Stantec’s Mike Rutkowski and Craig Lewis as they explain the shift to people-oriented design, which accommodates people, bicycles, transit, and cars.

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  • How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    Tailored analytics platform technology can deliver a better informed, more proactive CSO monitoring and reporting process

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • Microgrids: An energy solution for small towns with big aspirations

    Microgrids: An energy solution for small towns with big aspirations

    A solution for the “chicken and egg” conundrum of smaller municipalities that lack the grid capacity to attract more industry

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  • Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will function tomorrow

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  • Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Planning for 100: Looking beyond the horizon of zero-net-energy buildings

    Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100 percent utilized and 100 percent responsive

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  • European Union embraces low-carbon, circular economy: How will it get there?

    European Union embraces low-carbon, circular economy: How will it get there?

    The EU is focusing on sustainable growth and is partnering with the private and financial sectors to make it happen

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  • Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    In chapter 2, David Dixon traces the history of American suburbs from the 1850s to 20th-century sprawl and frames today's interest in compact, walkable suburbs

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    In the competition for knowledge workers and jobs, suburbs find a surprising road to success: Becoming more urban

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  • What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    Protecting infrastructure from climate change and creating stronger communities with a multi-step process

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  • What does affordable housing look like in a thriving metro area?

    What does affordable housing look like in a thriving metro area?

    Downtown Denver is booming, and the new Ashley Union Station provides a fully integrated home for families from multiple income levels

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    Here is a look at one busy intersection in Chicago and how the streetscape might look after the autonomous revolution

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  • Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    Resilient design for waterfront buildings: A real estate win-win in a vulnerable area

    The developer's vision included top-of-market pricing, faster leasing, higher renewal, and higher occupancy rates—and a building that could rebound in three days or less after disruption

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  • What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    New IDA/Stantec research aims to measure how downtowns contribute to critical issues like social inclusion, vibrancy, and resilience

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: The impact of emerging technologies on complete streets

    WEBINAR RECORDING: The impact of emerging technologies on complete streets

    Transportation expert Rod Schebesch contributes to a webinar hosted by Smart Growth America, Transportation for America, the National Complete Streets Coalition, and Stantec

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  • Residential communities that work for all income levels

    Residential communities that work for all income levels

    A look at designing residences within established neighborhoods for people who require financial support

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