David Dixon

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” He is an author and sought-after speaker on topics related to urban planning and design.

  • Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore

    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

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  • 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 Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times

    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

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  • Webinar Recording: Smart Suburbs

    Webinar Recording: Smart Suburbs

    Saving our Suburbs series: On July 25 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon and Dan Baxter, discussed “future-proofing” that can help suburbs surf the wave of new tech, not drown in it (Part 3 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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  • Webinar Recording: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

    Webinar Recording: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

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

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  • Webinar Recording: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success

    Webinar Recording: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success

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

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    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

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  • Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon and Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    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

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    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.

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    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

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  • Webinar Recording: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    Webinar Recording: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • Suburban Remix: The Next Generation of Urban Places

    Suburban Remix: The Next Generation of Urban Places

    In this Urban Land Magazine article, David Dixon and Jason Beske share an excerpt from their new book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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  • Webinar Recording: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    Webinar Recording: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    Changing demographics and socioeconomic shifts mean a lot of opportunity for cities, but they also bring a lot of challenges. How do we plan for this new urban future?

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  • Webinar Recording: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    Webinar Recording: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    Three of our planners, designers and automated vehicle experts share their thoughts on the effects shared Autonomous Vehicles will have on urban places and mobility systems, and

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  • Webinar Recording: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    Webinar Recording: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    In the face of big changes to retail that have changed the status of the shopping mall, how can we tap powerful demographic and market forces to breathe new life into these strategic sites?

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  • Webinar Recording: David Dixon and Jason Beske present on Suburban Remix

    Webinar Recording: David Dixon and Jason Beske present on Suburban Remix

    In partnership with APA VA and Island Press, Stantec's David Dixon and Jason Beske discussed a case study from their book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    In chapter 2, David Dixon traces the history of American suburbs from the 1850s to 20th-century sprawl and frames today's interest in compact, walkable suburbs

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