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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Featured in Microgrid Knowledge: Could the David Johnston Research + Technology Park Microgrid Be a Model?

    Featured in Microgrid Knowledge: Could the David Johnston Research + Technology Park Microgrid Be a Model?

    Stantec’s Mike Voll, Global Sector Leader for Smart Technologies, is featured in an article that talks about a Stantec microgrid project

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Need to keep your community's bridges safe? Stantec is creating an app for that.

    Need to keep your community's bridges safe? Stantec is creating an app for that.

    Dr. Reed Ellis and his team are constantly evolving a research-based Bridge Management System that helps transportation agencies inspect and maintain their critical infrastructure

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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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  • 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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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life

    Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life

    Across America, 1 in 3 people do not have access to a park within a 10-minute walk of their home. Here’s why that’s a problem.

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: Brownfield development is the future of the US urban landscape

    Infrastructure Week 2019: Brownfield development is the future of the US urban landscape

    Changes in demographics, urban density, P3 partnerships, and economic justice have reinforced the importance of brownfields

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The future of green infrastructure

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The future of green infrastructure

    Stormwater management systems shouldn’t be buried under other infrastructure priorities—and green infrastructure can help build resiliency

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  • What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?

    India faces infrastructure challenges, yet one of its ancient cities is bridging old and new ideologies—an inspiration for all aspiring smart cities

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

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

    Lessons that will allow us to #BuildForTomorrow, create more sustainable communities, and move more efficiently

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    Energy use is high and energy literacy is low; a pop-up park turns city parks into places that boost energy understanding

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  • Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility

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  • What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people

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  • Stantec's Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

    Stantec's 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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