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 suburbs.
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 communitie...
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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
From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play
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As we adopt the language of revenue growth, designers and engineers can use metrics to connect with clients where it matters to them most
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
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.
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life
Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution
From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility
Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone
Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work
Merging design technologies helps fast-track transit project in fast-growing Seattle area
Unique, nontraditional, and highly coordinated BIM process helps Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility take shape
Published in Engineering Inc: Power Transmission Sector Exhibiting Strong, Durable Growth
Stantec’s Bill Shelley is featured in an article that focuses on the strong and growing transmission market
Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?
There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years
Published in Water Briefing Global: David Smith on the benefits of resilient megacities
In this Water Briefing Global Article, David Smith, Senior Vice President at Stantec, looks at the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient cities in the face of population growth
Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency
There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings
A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina
The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood
Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there
Using innovative tools to convert old commercial space and create the environment needed for new office towers
Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?
General Manager of Urban Planning & Environmental Services Tom Young discusses four emerging trends in urban planning for the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand
National Preparedness Month: Two things you can do now to protect you and your family
Preparing an emergency kit and checking your insurance coverage are two simple steps towards preparedness
What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods
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