Smart Cities

  • 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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  • Urban Places Idea Lab (Part 1): Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies

    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 function tomorrow

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  • 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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  • Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference!

    Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference!

    Connect with our experts as they discuss everything from resilience planning to managing infrastructure risk in your community!

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  • Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring

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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • 4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    From digital platforms to private-sector investment, the world has changed for microtransit

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  • Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Join our experts at industry events around the world as they share knowledge about our experience with designing various components of transportation networks!

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  • How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    How safe is safe enough for autonomous vehicles on our streets?

    AVs promise to make our roads safer, but we are still in the ‘learning curve’—here are 3 areas that can help speed their safe adoption

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  • Planning on the Cellular Level - Planning Magazine, May 2018

    Planning on the Cellular Level - Planning Magazine, May 2018

    Cynthia Albright writes in Planning Magazine about Stantec's use of data collection to help mitigate the effects of the thousands of outdoor enthusiasts who come to Lake Tahoe every year

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    From the Design Quarterly: Why study autonomous vehicles and the city?

    Here is a look at one busy intersection in Chicago and how the streetscape might look after the autonomous revolution

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  • Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    In the competition for knowledge workers and jobs, suburbs find a surprising road to success: Becoming more urban

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  • Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Issue 01 | The Sustainable City

    Design Quarterly | How design can set the stage for healthy communities that use fewer resources.

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  • A bridge to the future: Direct-fixation rail helps Denver commuter project span challenges

    A bridge to the future: Direct-fixation rail helps Denver commuter project span challenges

    Creative design choices put 2-mile rail bridge on smooth track in fast-growing Colorado city

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  • 2018 Stantec Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

    2018 Stantec Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our Urban Places experts as they share knowledge on city building at industry events around the world

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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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  • WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    Cynthia Albright and Graeme Masterton discuss how they used cell phone data to understand the seasonal activity, develop annual counts, and identify the most popular destinations in Lake Tahoe

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  • In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    In resiliency, if we’re not focused on data and technology, we’re in trouble

    Data collection and its impact on our risk should be a no-brainer, but is it? GIS and information management helps give a clear picture

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  • Why the switch to electric vehicles may be more important than the rush to autonomous cars

    Why the switch to electric vehicles may be more important than the rush to autonomous cars

    4 steps in our transition to autonomous mobility starts with embracing EVs—and ultimately converting our minds away from vehicle ownership

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