Community Development

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges – downtown vitality, suburban development, evolving mobility – shaping the development of our communities.

  • Are medium-density neighborhoods the answer to community planning in the future?

    Are medium-density neighborhoods the answer to community planning in the future?

    A stronger connection to nature and sense of community will play a big role in future communities

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  • Pandemic lessons: Reliable internet is no longer a luxury—it’s a right

    Pandemic lessons: Reliable internet is no longer a luxury—it’s a right

    We now have the tools and technology to treat internet like roads, bridges, and other critical pieces of infrastructure

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  • A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 4): How will cities change?

    A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 4): How will cities change?

    How can we redesign cities to fight future pandemics? Global leaders share their thoughts.

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  • A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 3): New infrastructure

    A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 3): New infrastructure

    How will our approach to urban infrastructure design be different after COVID-19? Global leaders share their thoughts.

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  • The transformation of engagement: Community considerations for driving online conversation

    The transformation of engagement: Community considerations for driving online conversation

    Each community requires its own engagement approach. Here’s how we’re staying connected during COVID-19

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  • A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 1): Pandemic prevention

    A global view of design and urban planning post-COVID-19 (Part 1): Pandemic prevention

    What role do planning and design have in helping to prevent pandemics in the future? Global leaders share their thoughts.

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  • How will stimulus funding and post-COVID-19 recovery create a more resilient country?

    How will stimulus funding and post-COVID-19 recovery create a more resilient country?

    The pandemic is resulting in some of the greatest disaster impacts in US history. Government funds can help revive the nation’s economic engine.

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  • Building resilience into the landscape

    Building resilience into the landscape

    For World Landscape Architecture Month our Landscape Architects in Tampa discuss the resilient nature of their profession at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment

    Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment

    In a recent report published by NAIOP Research Foundation, through the lens of five case studies, our Jason Beske looks at how developers are transforming struggling or closed malls into new assets

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  • Published in IAP2 Australasia: What’s trending? Top stakeholder engagement trends for 2020

    Published in IAP2 Australasia: What’s trending? Top stakeholder engagement trends for 2020

    Practice Leader, Stakeholder Engagement Jo Wilkins plots her top seven trends for stakeholder engagement in 2020

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  • The 7 best practices of highly effective smart cities

    The 7 best practices of highly effective smart cities

    Learn how the world’s smartest cities deploy technology to securely interconnect transportation systems, utilities, buildings, public spaces, and more

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    Today’s urban communities are challenged by crumbling infrastructure. As our cities densify, exploring systems thinking is critical to a resilient future.

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  • Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    New technology enabling walkability also holds the key to enhancing community design

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  • We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    Shared autonomous mobility can unlock major social, economic, and environmental value for denser urban places. We need to start planning today.

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  • Published in Columns Magazine: Shaping Dallas

    Published in Columns Magazine: Shaping Dallas

    Why is Dallas here, how did we get this way, and where are we going? In short, why is Dallas?

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  • Published: Cooperatives Offer Innovative Option to Solve the Affordable Housing Shortage

    Published: Cooperatives Offer Innovative Option to Solve the Affordable Housing Shortage

    A new twist on housing cooperatives in Barcelona offers residents the security of a long-term, low-cost home on land leased from the city

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  • Stantec’s Top 10 Ideas for 2019 (Plus 2 bonus items!)

    Stantec’s Top 10 Ideas for 2019 (Plus 2 bonus items!)

    From expert insights to industry accolades, here are 10 ideas that mattered in 2019

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  • Published in Community Design Collaborative: Carnell Scholars Drive Schoolyard Design

    Published in Community Design Collaborative: Carnell Scholars Drive Schoolyard Design

    Stantec’s Philadelphia team received a community design award for conceptual open space improvements at the Laura H. Carnell School in Philadelphia

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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