Stantec's Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

Join our Urban Places experts as they share knowledge on city building at industry events around the world.


Bringing together global experts in smart mobility, resilience, real estate feasibility, planning and urban design, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment, our Urban Places team is uniquely positioned to provide our clients innovative and creative plans and designs from a cohesive, focused team. 

Our Urban Places experts regularly share their expertise at conferences around the world. Here is a list of upcoming speaking engagements. Check back regularly for updates! 



Oct 1-4: Project for Public Spaces, 3rd International Placemaking Week (Chattanooga, TN)

  • Jason Beske and David Dixon will discuss, "From Pavement to Placemaking: the Rebirth of America's Suburbs."

Oct 7-10: Walk21, 20th International Walk21 Conference (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Nels Nelson will join a break out session, "Ways to have a positive impact on walking", where he will discuss third-party rating systems (such as LEED and WELL).

Oct 8-11: APA North Carolina, 2019 North Carolina Planning Conference (Wilmington, NC)

  • Jonathan Garrett and Ashley Thompson are part of a panel on, "Lessons Learned from Five Self-Driving Shuttle Feasibility Studies Across North America."

Oct 10: ICA Miami, Panel Discussion: Art, Architecture, and Climate Change (Miami, FL)

  • John Malueg will join a panel to discuss the concept of resiliency as it relates to architecture and its role in mitigating climate change.

Oct 10: Design Philadelphia, How can Cities Adapt for Tomorrow (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Join Adam Ferrari,  Jason Schrieber, and other industry professionals to discuss in detail how we can use design to fundamentally make Philadelphia—and many other cities—better.

Oct 14-15: Salus Global, 3rd Healthy City Design 2019 International Congress (London, UK)

  • As part of the Place-based Health Stream, Andrew Irvine will join the session on Community-based Healthcare to discuss "Healthcare in the urban habitat: challenging healthcare providers, designers, and urban leaders to collaborate for the improvement of community health."

Oct 18: Downtown New Jersey, 2019 Conference (Bloomfield, NJ)

  • David Dixon will be the keynote speaker highlighting his report The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Second Edition and will also moderate the panel "The Value of Downtown." 

Oct 28-30: The Society for College and University Planning, 2019 North Central Regional Conference (Omaha, NE)

  • Tom Yardley will join a panel to discuss "Like Them or Not–Plan to Integrate E-Scooters/Micro-mobility Options Now!"

Oct 27-30: International Downtown Association, 65th Annual Conference & Tradeshow (Baltimore, MD)

  • On the 29th from 1:30-3:00pm, David Dixon will be speaking as part of a panel on "Urban Design Matters". Also on the 29th, from 3:30-5:00pm, Matt Shawaker will moderate a panel "Transforming Downtown Transit Streets."
  • On the 30th from 10:30am-12:00pm, Craig Lewis will moderate a talk on "Flipping the Script: Using Housing as Economic Development Tool" and from 1:30-3:00pm David Dixon will discuss "Vitality Defined: IDA's Vitality Index."

Oct 28-Nov 2: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 10th World Congress (Chicago, IL)

  • Andrew Irvine and Douglas King will discuss "The Hospital in the Urban Habitat: Achieving Livable Cities" which will explore how healthcare providers, civic leadership, and non-traditional providers can work together to coordinate community health goals.

Oct 28-Nov 2: AIA Colorado, 2019 Practice and Design Conference (Breckenridge, CO)

  • David Dixon talks about the "Suburban Remix: the future of suburbia."


Nov 2-5: Healthcare Design Expo + Conference (New Orleans, LA)

  • On November 2, Andrew Irvine and Douglas King will lead a workshop "Healthcare in the Urban Environment: An Interactive Workshop".

Nov 6-8: Annual Texas State Planning Conference (Waco, TX)

  • On November 7, Andy Boneau (our Mobility-as-a-Service Lead), will join the Opening Plenary "Big State. Big Plans." to discuss shifts and advancements in the mobility field.
  • On November 8, from 10:15-11:45am, Shai Roos will participate in a panel, "Who, Me? Biased? - Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work, and in Work."

Nov 15-18: American Society of Landscape Architects, ASLA SAN2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture (San Diego, CA)

  • On November 16, from 11:00am-12:15pm, Gary Sorge will lead a panel "Climate, Mobility, and Community: Systems Thinking and the Future of Food."


Jan 29-31: City Engineers Association of Minnesota, CEAM Annual Conference (Brooklyn Center, MN)

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