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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  • Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.

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  • What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?

    The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods

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  • Mehrdad Rostami published in IEEE Smart Grid white paper: Battery Storage System

    Mehrdad Rostami published in IEEE Smart Grid white paper: Battery Storage System

    This white paper provides solid insight into the role of energy storage, especially as it relates to the Smart Grid.

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  • Microgrids: An energy solution for small towns with big aspirations

    Microgrids: An energy solution for small towns with big aspirations

    A solution for the “chicken and egg” conundrum of smaller municipalities that lack the grid capacity to attract more industry

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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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