Sustainable & Resilient Design

  • 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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  • In California, 1 million residents lack clean water. Solutions are on the way.

    In California, 1 million residents lack clean water. Solutions are on the way.

    The new Safe and Affordable Drinking Water program must address social and political factors to succeed

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  • Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design

    Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design

    Spending time on the dark lanes of Christchurch, New Zealand, highlights the importance of considering personal safety, gender, and what’s right for everyone

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • 4 common water infrastructure problems and how to fund improvement initiatives

    4 common water infrastructure problems and how to fund improvement initiatives

    Aging water infrastructure is a serious issue throughout the US. Funding improvement projects doesn’t need to be.

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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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  • Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Designing with non-toxic materials, an interactive guide

    Click around this interactive guide to choosing healthy materials for interior spaces.

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  • Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    In this World Water: Stormwater Management article, Stantec’s Chris Digman looks at the future challenges of creating resilient water systems

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  • Published in International Journal of Hydropower & Dams: Complex tunneling at the Chimney Hollow dam

    Published in International Journal of Hydropower & Dams: Complex tunneling at the Chimney Hollow dam

    Greg Raines talks complex tunneling at The Chimney Hollow reservoir project, a new planned scheme just west of Loveland, Colorado

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    The rapid pace of change and how it’s influencing innovative design and engineering solutions from Sacramento to Perth.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    From the Design Quarterly: Stantec's CEO explores how sustainability is at the core of our business

    When I think about what I do and how it will affect future generations, I’m reminded that we do what’s right.

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  • Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Ecosystem restoration can position private industry as conservation leaders, promote public awareness, and ignite passion for protecting wildlife

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What are sustainability rankings and why do they matter?

    From the Design Quarterly: What are sustainability rankings and why do they matter?

    Ask an expert: Carrie Sabin, Stantec’s environment and sustainability program director, on why she thinks practicing sustainability is good business.

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  • Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Published in Providence Business News: Five Questions with Melissa Carter

    Providence Business News speaks with Melissa Carter about our role on the final phase of the largest public works project in Rhode Island history

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  • Published in APWA Reporter: Water Resources Design for Long-Term Operations & Maintenance

    Published in APWA Reporter: Water Resources Design for Long-Term Operations & Maintenance

    Public Works officials are facing numerous unprecedented infrastructure challenges – each offering a different operations and management hurdle

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  • Webinar Recording: Environmental DNA, an emerging tool in biodiversity conservation

    Webinar Recording: Environmental DNA, an emerging tool in biodiversity conservation

    How effective is eDNA for monitoring species at risk in turbulent marine conditions like the Bay of Fundy, which has the world’s highest tides?

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 07: Adapting to change

    Creating lasting design in a dynamic and unpredictable world

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago

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