Joe Geller shares his thoughts on how Stantec’s Urban Places team is bringing an integrated approach to cities and suburbs alike to help them take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.
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 ...
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From the Design Quarterly: How systems thinking is good for our changing world
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Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?
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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.
Published in Urban Mobility Daily: The Future of Bike Share
Bike share will play an important role in the subscription economy
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.
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
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
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
From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization
How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Published in Railway Age: Transit-Oriented Development, Philadelphia Style