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.

  • Published in Chicago Tribune: Planners contend future of Hammond’s downtown best served by its history

    Published in Chicago Tribune: Planners contend future of Hammond’s downtown best served by its history

    Could following an example of the city’s past help Hammond move forward?

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  • Published in ENR: Long-awaited Boston Marathon bombing markers reach the finish line

    Published in ENR: Long-awaited Boston Marathon bombing markers reach the finish line

    Stantec’s Community Development team supported the design of this moving tribute

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions

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  • I survived my TEDx talk: Here are 5 tips I learned that can make you a better speaker

    I survived my TEDx talk: Here are 5 tips I learned that can make you a better speaker

    Urban designer Cynthia Albright questioned her presentation skills in front of a giant audience, but persistence and practice, practice, practice paid off

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  • ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city

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  • What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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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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  • How can we build smart cities of the future?

    How can we build smart cities of the future?

    We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action

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  • World Environment Day: Addressing air quality through the built environment

    World Environment Day: Addressing air quality through the built environment

    How planning and design tactics can improve indoor and outdoor air quality for lasting impacts on our communities

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities

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  • Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community

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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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  • Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution

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  • Published in WET News: In Focus - Social value and procurement

    Published in WET News: In Focus - Social value and procurement

    Stantec’s Ben Clark discusses the social, economic and environmental benefits that water companies bring to their communities

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  • Is virtual reality for design worth it? Yes. Here’s why.

    Is virtual reality for design worth it? Yes. Here’s why.

    VR makes communication with key stakeholders easy, increases project efficiency, and provides a valuable marketing tool

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  • This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    “Protect the environment and fight for social equity”—those ideals drive our sustainability director and match the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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