Suburban Redevelopment & Greyfields

  • Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018

    On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.

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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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  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • Suburban Remix: The Next Generation of Urban Places

    In this Urban Land Magazine article, David Dixon and co-author Jason Beske share an excerpt from their new book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    Changing demographics and socioeconomic shifts mean a lot of opportunity for cities, but they also bring a lot of challenges. How do we plan for this new urban future?

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    In the face of big changes to retail that have changed the status of the shopping mall, how can we tap powerful demographic and market forces to breathe new life into these strategic sites?

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: David Dixon presents on Suburban Remix

    WEBINAR RECORDING: David Dixon presents on Suburban Remix

    In partnership with APA VA and Island Press, Stantec's David Dixon and co-author Jason Beske discussed a case study from their book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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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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  • 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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  • Creating communities from defunct suburban malls

    Creating communities from defunct suburban malls

    It’s time to plan for the suburban retail reset—and it starts by rethinking the traditional mall

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    How displacing low-income families from urban centers increases socioeconomic disparity, and what to do about it.

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    How urban centers are turning into engines for equity crisis (and some solutions).

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  • Turning an abandoned big box retail space into a vibrant mixed-use development

    Turning an abandoned big box retail space into a vibrant mixed-use development

    Can a green philosophy developed for pop cans and cardboard work for a 127,000 square-foot retail outlet?

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  • The battle of development: Urban core or suburbs?

    The battle of development: Urban core or suburbs?

    Boston's suburbs are thriving, but data suggests Millenials want to stay in the city. How does this affect urban planning and design?

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