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 METRO: 4 Factors to Consider For Zero-Emission Bus Fleet Transition

    Published in METRO: 4 Factors to Consider For Zero-Emission Bus Fleet Transition

    ZEBs reflect a global trend to modernize fleets, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and make public transit a cleaner, friendlier transportation option

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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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  • Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore

    Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore

    Join our Urban Places experts November 14 from 2-3pm EST to explore current mobility innovations and learn about dynamic curbside management

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures speaks to the most significant trends influencing our cities, from climate change to digital innovation

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  • Published in Water & Wastes Digest: Analyzing Combined Sewer Overflows

    Published in Water & Wastes Digest: Analyzing Combined Sewer Overflows

    Real-time data to benefit CSO reporting in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts

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  • What’s that car’s IQ?

    What’s that car’s IQ?

    Understanding autonomous vehicle performance is key to building public trust in smart mobility

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  • Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head

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  • The connected, autonomous road ahead: Key challenges and opportunities for road operators

    The connected, autonomous road ahead: Key challenges and opportunities for road operators

    Connected and autonomous vehicles have the power to change road-network operations in the future. How will you prepare?

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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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  • 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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