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.
Urban Places Idea Lab: Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies
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Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design
What does equity in design mean? Ryan Martinson discusses equity’s role in our infrastructure and how the right plan can create equal access for all.
From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
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Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life
Across America, 1 in 3 people do not have access to a park within a 10-minute walk of their home. Here’s why that’s a problem.
Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm
Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution
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.
Is virtual reality for design worth it? Yes. Here’s why.
VR makes communication with key stakeholders easy, increases project efficiency, and provides a valuable marketing tool
Art and architecture meet in the desert
The new Boulder City Bypass shows how embracing history—in this case the Hoover Dam—can influence today’s landscape designs
Stantec's Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements
Join our Urban Places experts as they share knowledge on city building at industry events around the world
Published in Parks & Rec Business: An Uphill Battle
Hillside Park in Rancho Cordova, California, faced challenges—economic crash, limited funds, tough site. Our team helped make the dream a reality.
From the Design Quarterly: Landscapes that do more
A systems-based, interdisciplinary approach to landscape architecture delivers a rich community resource
[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
From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play
Energy use is high and energy literacy is low; a pop-up park turns city parks into places that boost energy understanding
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.
Landscape architects: On the front lines of the battle for resilience
Landscape architects play a critical role in protecting our communities. Find out how.
A sustainable parking lot? It can be done
Permeable pavement, a green parking solution
The battle of development: Urban core or suburbs?
Boston's suburbs are thriving, but data suggests Millenials want to stay in the city. How does this affect urban planning and design?
[With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design
What are the pearls of design that make some urban places memorable? Urban planner Cynthia Albright explains in her TEDx talk
How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used
Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s future
From ancient to contemporary: How to design a monastery in the 21st century
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RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them