Sustainable & Resilient Design

  • It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response

    What can we learn from Singapore’s response to COVID-19? How does it impact the next generation of hospitals?

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  • 6 approaches to water management that can help address climate change

    6 approaches to water management that can help address climate change

    To create a sustainable future, we must scrutinize water management through a climate resilience lens

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  • Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Battered shorelines. What’s the measurable impact of climate change on our coastal communities, and how can we respond?

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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  • [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    [With Video] From the Design Quarterly: How can lighting design influence wellness?

    Ask an expert: Lighting design discipline lead Rachel Fitzgerald explains how new research is influencing our application of lighting for well-being

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    Stormwater utilities are becoming increasingly vital for communities. With planning, the financial responsibility can be distributed fairly.

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  • The joys of recycling a building: How to get your adaptive reuse project on track

    The joys of recycling a building: How to get your adaptive reuse project on track

    Thinking of turning that abandoned building into a modern, mixed-use space? Consider these elements before diving into your dream project.

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  • 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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  • Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    Great lighting design—a key to an immersive experience and occupant well-being

    When working as part of a collaborative team, lighting designers can maximize the overall impact and functionality of building projects

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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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  • Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    Coronavirus and the water cycle—here is what treatment professionals need to know

    As the global health community tracks the spread of this virus, it’s important for water and wastewater professionals to keep updated on potential impacts

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  • Talking Climate Chaos in Seychelles

    Talking Climate Chaos in Seychelles

    To encourage awareness and discussion about climate change in Seychelles, the idea was concocted to organize an event, "Talking Climate Chaos", that would bring together people from all walks of life.

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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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  • 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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  • From Stantec ERA: Digital twinning the Panama Canal enhances project delivery, performance

    From Stantec ERA: Digital twinning the Panama Canal enhances project delivery, performance

    A digital twin enables teams to simulate future scenarios before, during, and after construction, resulting in improved design, constructability, and O&M

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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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  • How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    How advances in computer simulations can lead to more resilient coastlines

    Advanced numerical modeling technology allows engineers to simulate complex and changing conditions for more successful and resilient projects

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  • Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Stantec’s Dan Grandal reports on how New Orleans is managing storm water whilst at the same time making the city more resilient to climate change

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