Mixed-Use Districts

  • 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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  • [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    [With Video] Living WELL: Designing a new home for hundreds with health at the heart

    What does wellbeing look like in a multifamily resident project? Denver’s Lakehouse provides the answers

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    Activating stadiums to create sports entertainment districts that strengthen a community year-round

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  • What does the workplace of the future look like? Denver developers discuss 3 major disruptors

    What does the workplace of the future look like? Denver developers discuss 3 major disruptors

    Autonomous vehicles, office amenities, and Generation Z will greatly impact the place we spend 8 to 10 hours a day

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  • Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?

    Getting out of single-occupancy vehicles and seamlessly connecting shared travel modes will increase equity and reduce traffic congestion

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  • Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will function tomorrow

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  • What makes a boutique hotel stand out from the rest?

    What makes a boutique hotel stand out from the rest?

    Creating a carefully crafted design that tells a strong story is important for both the interior and exterior of a boutique hotel

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  • Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization12:54

    Brooklyn Village: equity and innovation in urban revitalization

    One of the largest redevelopment projects in the Carolinas, Brooklyn Village digs into the cultural roots of a community.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Making happy cities

    How a passion for storytelling and the environment led a former journalist to a design career and ethos that’s beyond sustainability

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    Energy harvesting is key to planning a Net Zero community around a farmers’ market and small-scale agriculture outside Denver

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    Here is a look at one busy intersection in Chicago and how the streetscape might look after the autonomous revolution

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  • Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    In the competition for knowledge workers and jobs, suburbs find a surprising road to success: Becoming more urban

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  • What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    New IDA/Stantec research aims to measure how downtowns contribute to critical issues like social inclusion, vibrancy, and resilience

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  • Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    The International Downtown Association (IDA) membership is ideally positioned to prod cities to plan for autonomous mobility strategies that work

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  • The renovation of iconic Wrigley Field is an example of large-scale building recycling

    The renovation of iconic Wrigley Field is an example of large-scale building recycling

    Historic preservation inspires reuse on a massive scale at Chicago’s Wrigley Field—here are 5 ways this was no ordinary renovation

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  • Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    A $3 billion investment in Water Street Tampa is connecting the Tampa Bay region to the global knowledge economy

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