Joe Geller shares his thoughts on how Stantec’s Urban Places team is bringing an integrated approach to cities and suburbs alike to help them take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.
From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization
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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
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.
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.
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
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
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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