Equity & Diversity

  • Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design

    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

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    If we accept that all of us have unconscious bias, we can start to recognize our biases, address them, and make successful changes—at work and in the community

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures speaks to the most significant trends influencing our cities, from climate change to digital innovation

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  • [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    Public consultation should be considered an integral strategy for your project—and not just an item to check off a list

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  • Taking our mental health advocacy to new heights across the world

    Taking our mental health advocacy to new heights across the world

    As we recognize World Mental Health Day, we understand that supporting employee well-being is simply the right thing to do.

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago

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  • Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Effectively assembling community partnerships can advance important projects such as downtown revitalization or economic development

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  • Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    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?

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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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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [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

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  • Elderly care: Can design cure loneliness as we focus on aging in place?

    Elderly care: Can design cure loneliness as we focus on aging in place?

    We must confront our aging population’s social-isolation epidemic in today’s technology-driven world

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  • Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Women in WaterPower

    Published in IWP&DC Magazine: Women in WaterPower

    Sandra Shuster recently discussed her insights into navigating the waterpower industry as a woman with IWP&DC Magazine

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach

    Innovative approaches to urban housing for mixed-income, artists, and young professionals

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  • All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places5:55

    All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places

    Stantec’s Urban Places team is using an integrated approach to help cities and suburbs alike take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.

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  • What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    India faces infrastructure challenges, yet one of its ancient cities is bridging old and new ideologies—an inspiration for all aspiring smart cities

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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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  • What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.

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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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