Sustainable Cities

  • Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    A Resilient Infrastructure Investment Matrix helps analyze vulnerable areas by identifying and ranking their risk profiles

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  • The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    Few cheap or easy solutions remain for water supply in the US. Integrated water resources planning is a first step to understanding your risks.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world

    Today’s urban communities are challenged by crumbling infrastructure. As our cities densify, exploring systems thinking is critical to a resilient future.

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  • Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    New technology enabling walkability also holds the key to enhancing community design

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  • 3 urban planning trends that are changing how our cities will look in the future

    3 urban planning trends that are changing how our cities will look in the future

    Urban developments are seeking to promote innovation, healthy living, and sustainability

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  • Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Put your plants to work as an inexpensive, sustainable tool to help you achieve site closure

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  • We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    Shared autonomous mobility can unlock major social, economic, and environmental value for denser urban places. We need to start planning today.

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  • Published in Urban Mobility Daily: The Future of Bike Share

    Published in Urban Mobility Daily: The Future of Bike Share

    Bike share will play an important role in the subscription economy

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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  • The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    Recent legislation will enable municipalities to develop integrated approaches to wastewater and stormwater management

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  • Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    Stantec named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Smart City Partners

    List includes organizations integrating sustainable infrastructure, advancing smart mobility, and using big data analytics to inform policy

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  • Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    How can we feed a growing world population that’s shifting toward cities? It starts with optimizing our use of land and water

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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  • Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Green infrastructure and solutions a growing necessity to protect coastal communities from more frequent and growing storms

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  • New certification from Passive House Institute US: What it means and why it matters

    New certification from Passive House Institute US: What it means and why it matters

    As the passive building movement continues to gain momentum globally, Blake Jackson breaks down the PHIUS CPHC certification—and what it can mean to communities

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  • Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Looking to enliven your city with a laneway revamp? Follow the themes of breathe, move, frame, celebrate, and inspire.

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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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  • 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 Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

    Published in Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style

    The city’s compact, walkable character makes it a prime candidate for TOD

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