Research, Guides, Reports

  • 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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  • Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    This Handbook offers the value of Rule of Thumb, tricks of the trade, case histories and example problems.

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  • Climate Change Impacts on the Housing Infrastructure at Oneida Nation of the Thames Report

    Climate Change Impacts on the Housing Infrastructure at Oneida Nation of the Thames Report

    Climate risk assessment of the housing infrastructure in the Oneida Nation of the Thames community

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  • Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Moose Factory Report

    Climate Change Impacts on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure at Moose Factory Report

    Climate risk assessment of Moose Factory’s water and wastewater infrastructure

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  • Published in Logistics & Transport NZ: Using rail to take pressure off roads

    Published in Logistics & Transport NZ: Using rail to take pressure off roads

    Principal Consultant Andrew Maughan explains how using rail is an economic way to take pressure off freight movements on South Island roads in New Zealand

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  • Building on our community roots to help North American orchid conservation

    Building on our community roots to help North American orchid conservation

    How Stantec botanist Melissa Curran is partnering with researchers and community members for the conservation of terrestrial orchids in North America

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  • Investing in ideas: Stantec's Creativity & Innovation Program

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  • Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Education design: How much daylight is right for today’s tech-enabled schools?

    Wall-to-wall windows might be too much of a good thing for some classrooms

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  • [Infographic + Report] The socio-economic benefits from petroleum activity in Newfoundland and Labrador

    [Infographic + Report] The socio-economic benefits from petroleum activity in Newfoundland and Labrador

    This Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador report shows that the province's offshore petroleum industry's socio-economic effects have been large, widely distributed, and long-term

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  • Residence Halls of the Future

    Residence Halls of the Future

    Student housing is poised to become a new focal point for education in a world in which living and learning are closely intertwined

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  • Advancing our sustainable design strategies3:01

    Advancing our sustainable design strategies

    Our Sustainability Research + Benchmarking Group works collectively to create better, healthier, and more energy-efficient learning environments.

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  • Mind wandering during everyday driving: Bridget Burdett's PhD

    Mind wandering during everyday driving: Bridget Burdett's PhD

    Principal Researcher Bridget Burdett discusses her PhD, 'Mind Wandering During Everyday Driving', in an interview on Radio New Zealand.

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  • What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    What can workplace design learn from makerspaces in educational environments? (Part 1)

    How a benchmarking study helps us educate workplace clients on makerspaces and ultimately assess culture and growth strategies

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  • Webinar Recording: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    Webinar Recording: Career & Technical Education's impact on education design

    Did you miss out CTE webinar? No worries. You can still get our insights on how the CTE revolution is evolving how we think of education and space. Click for the recording.

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  • Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Need help funding your skatepark? This toolkit can help.

    Stantec's Funding Services Toolkit can help your team break down the enormous task of funding a skatepark project into manageable steps

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  • Project Fractal case studies presented at Autodesk University 2017

    Project Fractal case studies presented at Autodesk University 2017

    Stantec's Innovative Technology Development group presented research on massing using Dynamo in Autodesk's Project Fractal.

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  • No evidence of publication bias in climate change science

    No evidence of publication bias in climate change science

    Read Tim Edgell's article in the Climatic Change Journal.

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  • Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Read Rowenna Gryba's article in the Endangered Species Research Journal.

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  • What makes a successful study space in an academic building?

    What makes a successful study space in an academic building?

    We studied spaces that we designed for studying science, and in revisiting our projects, we learned that it’s all about currents and eddies

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  • Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    How Mary Murdoch is using DNA barcoding and environmental DNA to change the way scientists identify organisms

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  • Happier, smarter and more engaged students. Can design do that?

    Happier, smarter and more engaged students. Can design do that?

    Finding a way to quantify the positive impacts architecture has on the success of students and faculty

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