Urban Places

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the urban places market.

  • 4 ways smart mobility will make our world a better place

    4 ways smart mobility will make our world a better place

    Stantec teams around the world are focused on solutions that will change the way we travel—and live.

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Are you smart city smart?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Are you smart city smart?

    Take this quiz to see how much you know about what cities are doing to become hyperconnected. Based on research by ESI ThoughtLab, co-sponsored by Stantec

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  • Stantec's Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

    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

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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  • Smart cities research: Building a Hyperconnected City

    Smart cities research: Building a Hyperconnected City

    This global survey of 100 global cities from ESI ThoughtLab, co-sponsored by Stantec, reveals a roadmap to smart city best practices

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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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  • From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    From the Design Quarterly: Meet me at the new mall—10 ways to make them cool

    Once just a means for getting from store to store, the concourse emerges as the cool place to be in today’s malls

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  • Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    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.

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  • Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    Want to elevate your smart city planning game? This 7-step roadmap gets you hyperconnected

    After surveying 100 metro centers around the world, we found some smart city best practices to share

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 approaches to waterfront revitalization

    How thoughtful decisions can drive the creation of livable urban places down by the water

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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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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 08: Wellness & active lifestyles

    Design strategies that promote occupant well-being

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    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.

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  • Published in Columns Magazine: Shaping Dallas

    Published in Columns Magazine: Shaping Dallas

    Why is Dallas here, how did we get this way, and where are we going? In short, why is Dallas?

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    From the Design Quarterly: How do you future-proof a stadium in the digital age?

    Ask an expert: Senior project engineer Liliana Mironov explains the importance of electrical design for the award-winning Optus Stadium

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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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  • Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head

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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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  • 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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  • Published: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America

    Published: Rebuilding Main Street in Rural America

    For Main Street America, Wendy Van Duyne explores how to find funding when your wish list exceeds the budget

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