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.

  • 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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  • Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    A passion for regional ecosystems inspires a user-friendly field guide to ecologically and economically important plant groups

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  • [With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design

    [With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design

    What are the pearls of design that make some urban places memorable? Urban planner Cynthia Albright explains in her TEDx talk

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  • How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s future

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • From ancient to contemporary: How to design a monastery in the 21st century

    From ancient to contemporary: How to design a monastery in the 21st century

    Designing modern-day projects for cultural organizations presents unique challenges—and here are 4 ways to deal with them

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  • RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

    RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

    Saving our Suburbs series: On January 29 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon, explored creative ways suburbs can fund the creation of walkable urbanism (Part 2 of 3)

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  • RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    Saving Our Suburbs series: Chris Leinberger and Stantec’s David Dixon discuss how suburbs succeed by becoming more urban (Part 1 of 3)

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  • Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more

    A systems-based, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture delivers a rich community resource

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  • A conference by the people, for the people: 4 takeaways from BILT North America

    A conference by the people, for the people: 4 takeaways from BILT North America

    The 2018 Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology (BILT) summit reinforces importance of a holistic view of tech implementation

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  • Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design

    A comprehensive Welcome Centers program in New York redefines what’s expected of a public project

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  • Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area

    Unique, nontraditional, and highly coordinated BIM process helps Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility take shape

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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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