Civic & Cultural

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges— tomorrow’s airports, Net Zero government buildings, 24-7 entertainment zones, and more—shaping civic and cultural design.

  • Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures

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  • Decoding Canada’s Climate Innovation Program

    Decoding Canada’s Climate Innovation Program

    Six things to consider before you apply for MCIP funding

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    Ask an expert: The art of storytelling practiced in built projects ranging from America’s most popular attractions to China’s historic fortresses

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  • A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    A US Infrastructure Report Card 2017 preview

    An insider’s look at grading America’s infrastructure

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  • Let’s meet up at TAC-ITS!

    Let’s meet up at TAC-ITS!

    Check out where we’ll be at this year’s conference

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  • Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    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

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  • Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Let it rain: A holistic plan for water use and reuse in a sustainable building

    Denver Water’s new complex pushes the boundaries of sustainability with its innovative water efficiency

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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community

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  • Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Top-flight priorities

    Published in Alaska Business Monthly: Top-flight priorities

    Creativity is crucial when designing and constructing runways in Alaska. Aviation engineer Johnathan Limb explains what’s involved.

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  • Webinar Recording: Walking (and cycling) in a Winter Wonderland: Takeaways from the Winter Cycling Congress

    Webinar Recording: Walking (and cycling) in a Winter Wonderland: Takeaways from the Winter Cycling Congress

    Learn how policy, design, and infrastructure maintenance best practices can make a city’s outdoor spaces enjoyable throughout the winter months

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    What does equity in design mean? Ryan Martinson discusses equity’s role in our infrastructure and how the right plan can create equal access for all.

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  • Infrastructure Week webinar alert: 4 ideas on how to build for tomorrow

    Infrastructure Week webinar alert: 4 ideas on how to build for tomorrow

    In celebration of Infrastructure Week, Stantec experts are hosting a PechaKucha-style webinar to share ideas on how we can #BuildForTomorrow

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  • [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    [With Video] 5 ways to design a transit maintenance facility that’s also a people place

    It’s possible to create a maintenance building that prioritizes the well-being of workers and becomes a part of the community

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    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

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  • Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Crazy airport runways: Landing on half a runway—why it’s business as usual in Alaska

    Remote, single-runway airports require unique design considerations—and often operate under half-width conditions during construction

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    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

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  • How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    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

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  • Mitikah, The City Alive3:09

    Mitikah, The City Alive

    Mitikah will be a premier urban neighborhood in the cultural heart of Mexico City. Designed to encourage a new way of living, it will be a place where people can gather and share experiences.

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  • Self-service bag drops and the challenges of speeding up airport baggage check-in

    Self-service bag drops and the challenges of speeding up airport baggage check-in

    More airports are asking passengers to check their own baggage. What’s the ripple effect?

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    From the Design Quarterly: Speak up. Get involved. Shape the future.

    Designers are problem solvers. We need to have a louder voice in today’s biggest problem-solving conversations.

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