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Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits
In Minnesota, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review helps map a realistic path to realizing community goals—other states should use it too
Join us at the International Downtown Association's Annual Conference!
Our team will be at the 2018 International Downtown Association's Annual Conference, October 24-26. Stop by our booth #33 or come to one of our sessions!
Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live
Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.
Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities
Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets
Published: Walkable Suburbia
Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.
Wildfire recovery: Creating a resilient home for outdoor education from ashes
Brianna Daniels helps to rebuild a California Boy Scout camp devastated by wildfire—and discovers her most memorable project
Planning to Address Our Urban Heat Island in Northern Nevada
In the Summer 2018 edition of the Nevada Planner, Cynthia Albright wrote an article on the urban heat island project in Reno, NV Stantec is working on
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
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
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
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.
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
Community Development conferences and speaking engagements
Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world
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
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?
[With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why
A BMX track can be a great complement to athletic and recreation fields and continues to grow in popularity
John Heseltine speaking at upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners 2018 conference
Our John Heseltine is presenting at the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference, speaking on recent business development initiatives in First Nations communities.
Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days
In this CityLab article, Urban Places team member, Nels Nelson, discusses a broader approach to urban resilience to help reduce the risk of urban epidemics and the cost of containing them.
What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?
Protecting infrastructure from climate change and creating stronger communities with a multi-step process
Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul