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.
Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change
How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design
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What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city
A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.
Mitikah, The City Alive
Mitikah will be a premier urban neighborhood in the cultural heart of Mexico City. Designed to encourage a new way of living, it will be a place where people can gather and share experiences.
Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?
Micro-lofts have been a fast-growing trend in urban areas, but can they work well in the suburbs too? Our experts share their insights.
RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger
Saving Our Suburbs series: Chris Leinberger and Stantec’s David Dixon discuss how suburbs succeed by becoming more urban (Part 1 of 3)
From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?
What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?
A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina
The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood
Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there
Using innovative tools to convert old commercial space and create the environment needed for new office towers
From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization
Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones
From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better
From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood
Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower
Our new global headquarters embraces workplace innovation and design—offering unique flexibility and a community connection
Stantec: Our evolution from 1 person to a global firm
Embracing our Edmontonian roots in the new Stantec Tower
Published in Interior Design: Solitair Brickell
Solitair Brickell, a 50-story high-rise sports a unique angular basket-weave facade that riffs on the Medjool date palm
Stantec's new global headquarters: A towering achievement
Reflecting on the history and evolution of skyscrapers as we prepare to move into the new Stantec Tower
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.
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
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.
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
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
What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods
Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change