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  • Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    The rapid global rise of this small-but-mighty transit tool offers 7 takeaways for cities preparing for their future

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  • What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    Designing or retrofitting a road? Here are 6 LID and GI practices that can help improve stormwater runoff

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  • How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction

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  • Embracing a new eDNA technology

    Embracing a new eDNA technology

    New sampling approach helps to detect the presence of rare aquatic species—in real time

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  • A new twist for iconic brands

    A new twist for iconic brands

    Adapting hotel brand standards to reflect local culture and stand out in the South Florida marketplace

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  • Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Microtransit series (Part 3): How tech can help transit unlock microtransit's opportunities

    Technology in transit is no longer a nice-to-have…it’s a must-have

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  • 4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    4 advantages of adding retail to the healthcare experience

    Retail is changing the perception of going to the hospital—and provides benefits to patients, families, visitors, staff, and the client

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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    Designing healthcare spaces for kids: Infusing a sense of exploration and curiosity

    It’s possible to maintain a youthful sense of whimsy while staying realistic and on-budget for your project

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  • 7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    7 principles to create a get-well plan for healthcare

    If stakeholders in healthcare institutions can achieve greater harmony, our designs will have greater resonance with their mission

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  • Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    Homelike environments in eldercare deliver a comfortable ‘stealth health’

    How social-driven design is replacing—and improving upon—the medical model for eldercare facilities

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  • Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Fierce and fashionable: Designers turn commercial interiors materials into wearable art

    Stantec Sacramento interior designer walks the runway in dress crafted from carpet, window shades, and upholstery—for a good cause

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  • Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    Corporate workplace design: 8 interiors trends to watch

    NeoCon 2018 revealed a softer focus, including organic shapes, smoky glass, integrated accessories, and Scandinavian partnerships

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  • The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The charms and challenges of working on Mackinac Island include winter and water

    The historic Grand Hotel is a warm-weather destination, unless you’re part of the design team—then it’s snowmobiles, ice, and winter weather

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  • Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing series: What’s the impact of P3 on the design and decision-making process?

    Student housing via a public-private partnership brings a balance of efficiency and a thorough review process

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  • The gender microscope: A case study on Perth

    The gender microscope: A case study on Perth

    We put our Perth office under the gender microscope to uncover how they achieved and maintain their flexible and inclusive culture.

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  • One chance to make a good first impression: Office lobbies see a revamp

    One chance to make a good first impression: Office lobbies see a revamp

    How office lobby design is taking a page from hospitality to cater to the future of work

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  • [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    [With Video] Educating students for jobs we can’t envision (Part 2): 4 new spaces

    A new range of educational spaces are required for new skills-based, project-based, and technology-augmented pedagogies

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  • Planning for the ups and downs of the general aviation market

    Planning for the ups and downs of the general aviation market

    Understanding change is important when helping airports manage turbulence in a dynamic market

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  • Here are 5 common mistakes in retaining wall design and construction—and how to avoid them

    Here are 5 common mistakes in retaining wall design and construction—and how to avoid them

    Improper design can create construction headaches and insurance claims later

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