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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Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood
Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers
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
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
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.
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
[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
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
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
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
From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities
City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals
How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?
All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places
Stantec’s Urban Places team is using an integrated approach to help cities and suburbs alike take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.
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.
Webinar Recording: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success
Saving Our Suburbs series: Chris Leinberger and Stantec’s David Dixon and Jason Beske 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