Urban Places

  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

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  • Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    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

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  • 2018 Stantec Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

    2018 Stantec 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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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina

    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

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Watch Ryan Martinson's presentation on the role equity plays in our built environment and discuss approaches we can to take to integrate equity into our transportation systems

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  • Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there

    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

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  • The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership

    Academic research shows how good wayfinding at transit stops can help increase overall ridership and user experience

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  • What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?

    When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people

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  • IDA in San Antonio

    IDA in San Antonio

    Meet us at IDA in San Antonio to see how Stantec's Urban Places group helps downtowns across North America enhance their livability, equity, and resilience

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  • Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?

    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

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization

    Data visualization helps cities choose the right path to revitalization of retail and creation of pedestrian-friendly zones

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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  • Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Championing a changing office space at Stantec Tower

    Our new global headquarters embraces workplace innovation and design—offering unique flexibility and a community connection

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  • Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits

    Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits

    In Minnesota, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review helps map a realistic path to realizing community goals—other states should use it too

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  • Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live

    Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets

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  • Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Published: Walkable Suburbia

    Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.

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  • Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    Why the Avenir Centre stands as Raven Spanier’s legacy

    A tribute to my friend and business partner, whose vision of “Monctonia” lives on in this community gathering place

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    From the Design Quarterly: Old idea, new form—makerspaces make it big

    Makerspaces are coming to the library, university, and workplace near you. What inspires and defines the contemporary makerspace?

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