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 suburbs.
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In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?
Stormwater utilities are becoming increasingly vital for communities. With planning, the financial responsibility can be distributed fairly.
The 7 best practices of highly effective smart cities
Learn how the world’s smartest cities deploy technology to securely interconnect transportation systems, utilities, buildings, public spaces, and more
Published in The Boston Globe: New high-rise in Chinatown will include affordable housing
The Stantec-designed Tremont Street tower will include 168 income-restricted apartments, a 200-room hotel, and parking for Tufts Medical Center
From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world
Today’s urban communities are challenged by crumbling infrastructure. As our cities densify, exploring systems thinking is critical to a resilient future.
From the Design Quarterly: 6 trends shaping community sports and rec facility design
Flexibility and inclusivity are key when creating the neighborhood gathering spot for active lifestyles
We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends
Shared autonomous mobility can unlock major social, economic, and environmental value for denser urban places. We need to start planning today.
New certification from Passive House Institute US: What it means and why it matters
As the passive building movement continues to gain momentum globally, Blake Jackson breaks down the PHIUS CPHC certification—and what it can mean to communities
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
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
As we recognize World Mental Health Day, we understand that supporting employee well-being is simply the right thing to do.
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