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.

  • 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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  • Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    After surveying 100 metro centers around the world, we found some smart city best practices to share

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Are you smart city smart?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Are you smart city smart?

    Take this quiz to see how much you know about what cities are doing to become hyperconnected. Based on research by ESI ThoughtLab, co-sponsored by Stantec

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    If we accept that all of us have unconscious bias, we can start to recognize our biases, address them, and make successful changes—at work and in the community

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  • Published in the 2019 FRA Awards Best Book

    Published in the 2019 FRA Awards Best Book

    Stantec recognized for its Large City Planning Study in Fort Myers, Florida

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  • Published: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America

    Published: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America

    For Main Street America, Wendy Van Duyne explores how to find funding when your wish list exceeds the budget

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  • Published in Landscape Architecture Magazine: Wheels of All Types

    Published in Landscape Architecture Magazine: Wheels of All Types

    In LaGrange, Georgia, a skatepark is designed for users of all ages and abilities

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  • Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Blue & Green Corridors project – a new twist on green infrastructure for a city plagued by flooding

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