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 (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies
Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will func...
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From ancient to contemporary: How to design a monastery in the 21st century
Designing modern-day projects for cultural organizations presents unique challenges—and here are 4 ways to deal with them
Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone
Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work
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
A conference by the people, for the people: 4 takeaways from BILT North America
The 2018 Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology (BILT) summit reinforces importance of a holistic view of tech implementation
Transforming a quick stop into a memorable stay through the power of design
A comprehensive Welcome Centers program in New York redefines what’s expected of a public project
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