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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  • Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    It takes creativity in both approach/methodology and funding to take care of eroding beaches

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  • How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    How an 11-year-old taught a former pro skateboarder and skate park designer a new trick

    Kanten Russell helps create a Make-A-Wish backyard skate park—but he’s the one who rides away with new inspiration and perspective

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018

    On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the

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  • Stantec at APWA's PWX National Conference

    Stantec at APWA's PWX National Conference

    Connect with our experts as they discuss everything from resilience planning to managing infrastructure risk in your community!

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  • Five traits a surveyor must have to help a client find success

    Five traits a surveyor must have to help a client find success

    The devil is in the details—and getting to those details requires listening to the client and providing what they need

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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