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.

  • Exploring the possibilities of smart cities: An in-depth series

    Exploring the possibilities of smart cities: An in-depth series

    Smart, livable cities require intelligent planning. Experts share the latest trends in a series produced by The Globe Content Studio and Stantec

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  • How do you design smart cities for people? Start by getting them involved.

    How do you design smart cities for people? Start by getting them involved.

    Explore the ideas, insights, and experiences from Stantec's first Idea Hackathon: Toward a Smart Toronto

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  • [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions

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  • What is microtransit? And how can transit agencies use it to fill gaps in their mass transit systems?

    What is microtransit? And how can transit agencies use it to fill gaps in their mass transit systems?

    Learn more in our interactive infographic

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Published in Canadian Consulting Engineer: Future City Planning

    Published in Canadian Consulting Engineer: Future City Planning

    Insights from Stantec contributors into Sidewalk Labs' Toronto Quayside development plan

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  • Let’s meet up at TAC-ITS!

    Let’s meet up at TAC-ITS!

    Check out where we’ll be at this year’s conference

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  • What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    What can smart buildings do for the environment?

    Sensors, data, and automation can serve a higher purpose, but only if we design them to

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  • Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?

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  • Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say

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  • ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city

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  • What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive

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  • Published in Informed Infrastructure: Moving Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

    Published in Informed Infrastructure: Moving Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forward

    A smart mobility testing ground launches via partnership between Stantec, Space Institute Research Corp., and University of Tennessee Space Institute

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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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  • 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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  • 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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