Community Development

  • Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    A $3 billion investment in Water Street Tampa is connecting the Tampa Bay region to the global knowledge economy

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  • Planning on the Cellular Level - Planning Magazine, May 2018

    Planning on the Cellular Level - Planning Magazine, May 2018

    Cynthia Albright writes in Planning Magazine about Stantec's use of data collection to help mitigate the effects of the thousands of outdoor enthusiasts who come to Lake Tahoe every year

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  • How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    Shared Automated Vehicles can support urbanization, inclusion, and improve transportation options

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Why Urban Design Still Matters

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Why Urban Design Still Matters

    From changing commercial and retail realities to the modern epidemic of obesity, there are a lot of reasons to take hard looks at how we design our cities.

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  • Infrastructure as art?

    Infrastructure as art?

    How engineers can find artistic opportunities in seemingly uninspiring places, driving client value in the process

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  • Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    It’s possible for winter cities to make vibrant communities even in the cold. It just takes a plan

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  • 7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    How cities can use education, planning and cooperation to ensure low impact design guidelines are followed and implemented properly.

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  • How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    With most of the world’s population living in cities, urban design has a responsibility to sustain health rather than harming it

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  • Preserving authenticity in planning small communities

    Preserving authenticity in planning small communities

    Radical incrementalism: How working with what you have (instead of dreaming big) often reaps the biggest benefits

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Radical Incrementalism - The Surprising Power of Planning Small

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Radical Incrementalism - The Surprising Power of Planning Small

    Shifting demographics are changing the faces of our cities. Are we adequately planning for the changes they will bring?

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  • How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction

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  • Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better

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  • 5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    Reduced traffic, better commutes, improved streetscapes, and more positive impacts that might turn a NIMBY into a YIMBY

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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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  • 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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  • [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    [With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities

    From drones to virtual reality, today’s technology is changing the design industry—one benefit is we’re reducing paper and waste

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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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  • Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits

    Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits

    In Minnesota, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review helps map a realistic path to realizing community goals—other states should use it too

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  • Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets

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