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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This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability
“Protect the environment and fight for social equity”—those ideals drive our sustainability director and match the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
How to plan for the future of electric vehicles
Incorporating smart technologies to future-proof your charging infrastructure investments
[With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design
What are the pearls of design that make some urban places memorable? Urban planner Cynthia Albright explains in her TEDx talk
From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play
Energy use is high and energy literacy is low; a pop-up park turns city parks into places that boost energy understanding
What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?
India faces infrastructure challenges, yet one of its ancient cities is bridging old and new ideologies—an inspiration for all aspiring smart cities
Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line
As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most
From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities
There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next
How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used
Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s future
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life
Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport
What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city
A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.
Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution
From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility
Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?
Micro-lofts have been a fast-growing trend in urban areas, but can they work well in the suburbs too? Our experts share their insights.
Published in Innovation: Courting Disaster: The Increasing Challenges of Risk Assessment
As human advance and interact with more geotechnical hazards, the role of the geotechnical specialist becomes increasingly complex and embodies more responsibility
Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone
Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work
Microtransit series (Part 4): Academic research can help advance accessible transit
How partnerships between public agencies, universities, and the private sector can meet the needs of accessible transit ridership
Published in the Globe and Mail: Waterloo, Ont., office takes green development to new level
The Canada Green Building Council has recognized the office, dubbed Evolv1, as the first of its kind to meet the organization’s new zero-carbon design standards.
Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind
Stantec senior leaders Nancy MacDonald and Anton Germishuizen share their expertise on the future of city building
Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area
Unique, nontraditional, and highly coordinated BIM process helps Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility take shape
RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them