Streets aren’t just about cars anymore. Join Stantec’s Mike Rutkowski and Craig Lewis as they explain the shift to people-oriented design, which accommodates people, bicycles, and transit, as well as cars.
Urban Places Idea Lab: Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies
Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will func...
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Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design
Spending time on the dark lanes of Christchurch, New Zealand, highlights the importance of considering personal safety, gender, and what’s right for everyone
Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore
Join our Urban Places experts November 14 from 2-3pm EST to explore current mobility innovations and learn about dynamic curbside management
Published in Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style
The city’s compact, walkable character makes it a prime candidate for TOD
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
Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility
Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head
Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city
How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?
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
Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times
Planning commissioners and planning staffs must chart a path forward while considering climate, demographic, economic, and technological changes
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
Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)
Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say
What is microtransit? And how can transit agencies use it to fill gaps in their mass transit systems?
Learn more in our interactive infographic
Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?
Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service
[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
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
Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control
Parking is so passé. Swiftly changing mobility options and competing priorities mean planners need to practice active curb management.
Do you want a transit-friendly sports stadium district? Here’s how to do it right.
Today’s stadiums are often part of mixed-use sports districts—with limited parking—and are best served by alternative-transportation options
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
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.
Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow
How do we get people moving? It’s about acceptable commute times, longer-term master plans, and high-capacity public transport systems.
All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places