Equity & Diversity

  • [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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  • Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind

    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

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  • RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    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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  • STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    This year’s S.H.E. Summit offered a wide perspective on how we can cooperate across genders to build rewarding careers

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  • Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better

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  • You can reshape the mold and learn to fly—and I’m proof of that

    You can reshape the mold and learn to fly—and I’m proof of that

    My journey growing up in rural Nova Scotia, battling self-doubt, and making my mark in a male-dominated profession

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  • A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    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

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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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  • National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family

    Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness

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  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    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

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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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