Sustainable Cities

  • How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    With most of the world’s population living in cities, urban design has a responsibility to sustain health rather than harming it

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    Energy harvesting is key to planning a Net Zero community around a farmers’ market and small-scale agriculture outside Denver

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  • Sustainable return on investment for communities - how Envision can help

    Sustainable return on investment for communities - how Envision can help

    How can we bring environmental, economic, and social factors into infrastructure planning and costing? Resilient planning guidelines can help.

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  • 5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has new rules about low impact development and green infrastructure. Are you prepared?

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  • Planting for the future: Enhancing communities with a thriving tree canopy

    Planting for the future: Enhancing communities with a thriving tree canopy

    Trees are an essential component of community design, and need to be considered from the outset

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  • Published: Preparing for the Future of Mobility in Tennessee

    Published: Preparing for the Future of Mobility in Tennessee

    Stantec's Susan Marlow discusses the process her and her team are using to help engage Tennessee communities and move them toward a more resilient future as it pertains to mobility.

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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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  • The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    Water resources engineering is often behind the scenes, but the Water Bar helps make sustainable water management publicly approachable

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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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  • Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Studies suggest smart growth policies, complete streets design, and transit-oriented development might help save lives

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  • The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    In the search for better renewable energy options, pumped storage hydropower projects may be the solution, but regulations hinder development

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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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  • The new “gas station” will be less about gas and more about green

    The new “gas station” will be less about gas and more about green

    The hybrid fueling station—a convergence of electric vehicles, green technology, and the oil and gas industry

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    Protecting infrastructure from climate change and creating stronger communities with a multi-step process

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Immersive virtual reality experiences on PARK(ing) Day help spark dialogue on the future of Philadelphia’s urban landscape

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