Nancy is a professional planner who believes strongly in an integrated team approach. Focusing on smart city projects, mixed-use developments, and community master plans, she appreciates the connection that she makes when delivering a new community.
Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city
How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?
ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City
Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city
What does it mean to future-proof a city?
While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive
How can we build smart cities of the future?
We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action
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
Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind
Stantec senior leaders Nancy MacDonald and Anton Germishuizen share their expertise on the future of city building
Investing in ideas: Stantec's Creativity & Innovation Program
Celebrating and supporting creative and innovative thinking that benefits our clients, communities, and company
Urban Places Podcast: Winter city design
When it comes to winter, Stantec’s designers think a little differently. They don’t see cold and snow as an obstacle to building community. Instead, they see opportunities.
Northern cities need to embrace the snow and cold; designers can treat winter as an asset
Winter design contributes to the livability of communities and is critical to building sustainable, active spaces
Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset
It’s possible for winter cities to make vibrant communities even in the cold. It just takes a plan