Mixed-Use Districts

  • Join us at the International Downtown Association's Annual Conference!

    Join us at the International Downtown Association's Annual Conference!

    Our team will be at the 2018 International Downtown Association's Annual Conference, October 24-26. Stop by our booth #33 or come to one of our sessions!

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  • Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets

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  • Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.

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  • Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    A tribute to my friend and business partner, whose vision of “Monctonia” lives on in this community gathering place

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials

    Three perspectives on how demographic change will influence design for the multi-family, health, and mixed-use markets

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  • What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods

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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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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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  • [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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