Stantec has performed continuous temperature monitoring for of cooling trenches to determine what types of designs function, fail, or fizzle out. This presentation examines the results of 15 years of monitoring.
Economics of Water Series: Changing landscapes in the global water industry
From technology to relationships, water and wastewater utilities are positioned to drive the circular economy
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Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city
How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?
How do you design smart cities for people? Start by getting them involved.
Explore the ideas, insights, and experiences from Stantec's first Idea Hackathon: Toward a Smart Toronto
Exploring the possibilities of smart cities: An in-depth series
Smart, livable cities require intelligent planning. Experts share the latest trends in a series produced by The Globe Content Studio and Stantec
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
Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times
Planning commissioners and planning staffs must chart a path forward while considering climate, demographic, economic, and technological changes
How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner
Engaging the communities we work with and aligning ourselves with their perspectives
[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
Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses
North American communities are switching to electric buses; here are 8 factors to consider when retrofitting bus facilities for more sustainable transit options
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
Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)
Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say
ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City
Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city
From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future
Most existing buildings will still be in use 50 years from now. Retrofitting for sustainability is critical to a low-carbon future.
What is microtransit? And how can transit agencies use it to fill gaps in their mass transit systems?
Learn more in our interactive infographic
What does it mean to future-proof a city?
While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive
Published in Informed Infrastructure: Moving Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward
A smart mobility testing ground launches via partnership between Stantec, Space Institute Research Corp., and University of Tennessee Space Institute
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.
Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Arctic infrastructure ingenuity
Engineering keeps old and new buildings stable and safe. Three Anchorage design experts explain what’s involved in the far north.
[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
Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities
Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change
From the Design Quarterly: Are net zero energy and net zero carbon buildings a must-have?