Sustainable Cities

  • Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Thinking outside the “austere” box: Reimagining government facility design

    Government agencies are breaking tradition amidst tightening purse strings and competitive labor markets to lead the way with sustainable and engaging design

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago

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  • Published in Water & Wastes Digest: One Water, Multiple Goals

    Published in Water & Wastes Digest: One Water, Multiple Goals

    “One Water” in the real world—each utility will need a different approach, yet all must start at the same point—centered on their community

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  • Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Stantec’s Jim Bradley is profiled as an environmental engineer who’s forged a career ahead of his time

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  • New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City is fighting climate change—and the clock is ticking to update its buildings

    New York City recently passed the most progressive climate legislation for buildings in any city worldwide. Here’s what you need to know.

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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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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  • Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    Published in Metro Magazine: Retrofitting garages for zero-emissions buses

    North American communities are switching to electric buses; here are 8 factors to consider when retrofitting bus facilities for more sustainable transit options

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  • ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    ESI ThoughtLab: The Path to a Hyperconnected City

    Stantec’s smart cities lead Nancy MacDonald tells our research partner ESI ThoughtLab what makes a hyperconnected city

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  • 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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    From the Design Quarterly: Retrofitting today’s buildings for a sustainable future

    Most existing buildings will still be in use 50 years from now. Retrofitting for sustainability is critical to a low-carbon future.

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference

    Join us at the American Public Works Association (APWA) PWX National Conference

    Connect with our experts as they discuss everything from resilience planning to managing infrastructure risk in your community!

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?

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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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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    How do designers help battle climate change? Sustainability means thinking about net zero energy and net zero carbon—in new construction and in retrofits.

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  • How to navigate aging infrastructure and utility conflicts in urban areas

    How to navigate aging infrastructure and utility conflicts in urban areas

    Aging infrastructure is an issue for cities across the US, including the City of Toledo, Ohio. For every challenge, there’s a solution.

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  • How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    The positive potential of autonomous vehicles is enormous, but we need to make deliberate decisions to make sure we are realizing that potential

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  • World Environment Day: Addressing air quality through the built environment

    World Environment Day: Addressing air quality through the built environment

    How planning and design tactics can improve indoor and outdoor air quality for lasting impacts on our communities

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