Sustainable Cities

  • From Stantec ERA: What’s the future of energy? An Energy Remix to power our planet.

    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

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  • City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals

    How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?

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  • Published in Metro Magazine: Tempe Streetcar critical to expanding rail service

    Published in Metro Magazine: Tempe Streetcar critical to expanding rail service

    Tom Wolf, Transportation engineer and project manager, writes about the Tempe Streetcar project, which connects Arizona State University and downtown

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    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.

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: Parks as infrastructure—providing resilience and quality of life

    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.

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The future of green infrastructure

    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

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American roadways today and tomorrow

    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

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  • America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    How do we get more students interested in engineering? Consider showing and telling local high school kids how you did it

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  • Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    A look at the top 10 factors coastal communities should consider and address in future builds to reduce hurricane storm damage risk

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  • Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    What is the future of the energy market?

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  • A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    What to do when water quality suffers due to urban runoff-driven pollution

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  • Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution

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  • Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Both a design and engineering feat, the Bellwood Quarry-turned-reservoir will serve as Atlanta's emergency water source in case of another drought

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  • All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places5:55

    All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places

    Stantec’s Urban Places team is using an integrated approach to help cities and suburbs alike take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.

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  • Featured in Microgrid Knowledge: Could the David Johnston Research + Technology Park Microgrid Be a Model?

    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

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  • This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    This Earth Day, let’s embrace the full spectrum of sustainability

    “Protect the environment and fight for social equity”—those ideals drive our sustainability director and match the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play

    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

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  • Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    Energy efficiency is really about energy productivity—and that’s about the bottom line

    As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most

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  • How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s future

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  • What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.

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