Smart Cities

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping aspects of smart city design: smart mobility, smart utilities, smart buildings, and smart public spaces.

  • Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession

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  • Smart cities ideas and insights, delivered to your inbox

    Smart cities ideas and insights, delivered to your inbox

    In our Urban Places newsletter, Stantec experts share ideas on topics such as how technology can help cities put people first

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  • How can we build smart cities of the future?

    How can we build smart cities of the future?

    We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking

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  • How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    The positive potential of autonomous vehicles is enormous, but we need to make deliberate decisions to make sure we are realizing that potential

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life.

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  • Smart cities: Is there a playbook for that?

    Smart cities: Is there a playbook for that?

    Stantec is partnering with ESI ThoughtLab, Visa, Deloitte, Oracle, and others to develop an evidence-based smart city playbook for cities to follow

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities

    There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • 3 steps to deploying an autonomous vehicle shuttle pilot project

    3 steps to deploying an autonomous vehicle shuttle pilot project

    AV shuttles will soon become a part of our daily lives. If you’re considering a pilot project, here’s what you need to keep in mind.

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  • Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change

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  • Saving our Suburbs: Smart Suburbs

    Saving our Suburbs: Smart Suburbs

    Register for Part 3 of the Saving Our Suburbs Webinar Series

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Technologies and trends changing how we power our world

    From the Design Quarterly: Technologies and trends changing how we power our world

    What’s driving change in the energy sector? How will it influence smart cities of tomorrow?

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  • The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    Combining design with technology, a research team and hotel chain YOTEL are trying to give road warriors a good night’s rest

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  • Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    The International Downtown Association (IDA) membership is ideally positioned to prod cities to plan for autonomous mobility strategies that work

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  • Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Parking is so passé. Swiftly changing mobility options and competing priorities mean planners need to practice active curb management.

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    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.

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  • From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    As the population grows, the need for more energy also grows—and old and new stakeholders are redefining how we power, live, and move about our planet

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    How do we get people moving? It’s about acceptable commute times, longer-term master plans, and high-capacity public transport systems.

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