Mixed-Use Districts

  • From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    Once just a means for getting from store to store, the concourse emerges as the cool place to be in today’s malls

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Design strategies that promote occupant well-being

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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  • Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Looking to enliven your city with a laneway revamp? Follow the themes of breathe, move, frame, celebrate, and inspire.

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    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

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

    Published in Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

    The city’s compact, walkable character makes it a prime candidate for TOD

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  • [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    [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

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago

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  • Evolving Cities: Infrastructure Update1:58

    Evolving Cities: Infrastructure Update

    Community Development Senior Vice President Simon O’Byrne delivers this update on the Infrastructure business at Stantec.

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  • Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Diverse industry partnerships strengthen community projects

    Effectively assembling community partnerships can advance important projects such as downtown revitalization or economic development

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  • Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood

    Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times

    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

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    Most existing buildings will still be in use 50 years from now. Retrofitting for sustainability is critical to a low-carbon future.

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  • Published in Railway Age: TOD: How New York got it right

    Published in Railway Age: TOD: How New York got it right

    Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has gained prominence in boardrooms around the country with the increasing urbanization of society

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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [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

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    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

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  • Do you want a transit-friendly sports stadium district? Here’s how to do it right.

    Do you want a transit-friendly sports stadium district? Here’s how to do it right.

    Today’s stadiums are often part of mixed-use sports districts—with limited parking—and are best served by alternative-transportation options

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers

    With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities

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