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, and transit, as well as cars.
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How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships
Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction
Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns
The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better
Issue 04 | Intersections
When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.
[With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities
From drones to virtual reality, today’s technology is changing the design industry—one benefit is we’re reducing paper and waste
Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid
Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource
4 things to consider when tendering a stream project
Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project
Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits
In Minnesota, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review helps map a realistic path to realizing community goals—other states should use it too
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.
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.
[With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!
A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1
Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens
We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project
7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful
What does a successful project look like the first few years after construction? Look for pools, riffles, vegetation, and little critters
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
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
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.
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
Community Development conferences and speaking engagements
Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world
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
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.
[With Video] Your community needs a BMX track—here’s why