Landscape Architecture

  • What role do parks play in our communities?

    What role do parks play in our communities?

    Parks and recreation spaces are more than canvasses for creative design

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  • The why and how of complete streets0:00

    The why and how of complete streets

    Streets aren’t just about cars anymore. Join Stantec’s Mike Rutkowski and Craig Lewis as they explain the shift to people-oriented design, which accommodates people, bicycles, transit, and cars.

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  • Using "parklets" to show the importance of public space

    Using "parklets" to show the importance of public space

    PARK(ing) Day 2015 shows how resourceful creativity transforms public space

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  • Preserving our cultural heritage through planning

    Preserving our cultural heritage through planning

    A well-done master plan can help tell the story of a historic site while considering modern elements—all within a seamless design

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  • Planting for the future: Enhancing communities with a thriving tree canopy

    Planting for the future: Enhancing communities with a thriving tree canopy

    Trees are an essential component of community design, and need to be considered from the outset

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  • 7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    How cities can use education, planning and cooperation to ensure low impact design guidelines are followed and implemented properly.

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  • Why planting urban trees is important to communities

    Why planting urban trees is important to communities

    Urban trees add beauty, provide shade from the heat, and create safety barriers between pedestrians and vehicles.

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  • How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    Shared Automated Vehicles can support urbanization, inclusion, and improve transportation options

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  • Play on: How to get the most out of your sports field with artificial turf

    Play on: How to get the most out of your sports field with artificial turf

    Artificial turf fields can improve safety, simplify maintenance, and enhance athlete performance

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  • Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ice ribbons bring multi-season parks to winter communities and eliminate ‘idle ice’ in the middle of recreational rinks

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do designers use narrative as a tool?

    Ask an expert: The art of storytelling practiced in built projects ranging from America’s most popular attractions to China’s historic fortresses

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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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  • Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference!

    Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference!

    Connect with our experts as they discuss everything from resilience planning to managing infrastructure risk in your community!

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.

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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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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    How can spending time at a park today help ease the problems of tomorrow? At the energy pop-up park (E-Pop), visitors don’t just have fun, they learn about energy, too.

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  • [With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why

    [With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why

    A BMX track can be a great complement to athletic and recreation fields and continues to grow in popularity

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  • Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Immersive virtual reality experiences on PARK(ing) Day help spark dialogue on the future of Philadelphia’s urban landscape

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