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 (Part 1): 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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From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities
There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next
Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution
From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility
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
Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind
Stantec senior leaders Nancy MacDonald and Anton Germishuizen share their expertise on the future of city building
Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?
The rapid global rise of this small-but-mighty transit tool offers 7 takeaways for cities preparing for their future
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?
A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina
The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood
Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design
Watch Ryan Martinson's presentation on the role equity plays in our built environment and discuss approaches we can to take to integrate equity into our transportation systems
Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?
General Manager of Urban Planning & Environmental Services Tom Young discusses four emerging trends in urban planning for the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand
From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization
Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones
5 reasons to rent a bike instead of a car during your next business trip
An avid cyclist forgoes a car rental during his visit to Calgary─and it helped him stay healthy and connect with the community
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.
Webinar Recap: Complete Streets in Canada feat. Ryan Martinson
Smart Growth America's Heather Zaccaro posted a highlights recap of the Complete Streets in Canada webinar
Webinar: Complete Streets in Canada - featuring Ryan Martinson
Smart Growth America's webinar "Complete Streets in Canada" features our active transportation specialist Ryan Martinson
Equity in the Transportation System - A bridge we can cross together
Ryan Martinson discusses equity as it pertains to transportation professionals and the design of transportation systems
What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods
3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity
Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support
Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options