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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
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
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
[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
Taking our mental health advocacy to new heights across the world
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Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago
Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago
Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects
Effectively assembling community partnerships can advance important projects such as downtown revitalization or economic development
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?
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
[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
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
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
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
From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach
Innovative approaches to urban housing for mixed-income, artists, and young professionals
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.
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
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
What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city