Urban Places

  • In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    In the battle of suburbs vs. cities, could both be winning?

    Five years ago, experts were predicting continued urban rebound and suburban decline. What really happened?

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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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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • 4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    4 reasons microtransit is here to stay

    From digital platforms to private-sector investment, the world has changed for microtransit

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State

    In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring

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  • Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options

    Studies suggest smart growth policies, complete streets design, and transit-oriented development might help save lives

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    Building urban energy resilience through education: The E-Pop Park

    How can spending time at a park today help ease the problems of tomorrow? At the energy pop-up park (E-Pop), visitors don’t just have fun, they learn about energy, too.

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  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018

    On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Livable Cities: Designing the World’s First WELL Community9:59

    Livable Cities: Designing the World’s First WELL Community

    Nels Nelson shares the urban design process, research, and results of the world's first application of the WELL Community Standard in Water Street Tampa.

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  • Preserving affordable housing in Denver4:14

    Preserving affordable housing in Denver

    Affordable housing—especially in major metro areas—is a growing problem in North America. Enter Ashley Union Station, just a stone’s throw from Denver’s Union Station transportation hub.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    Three of our planners, designers and automated vehicle experts share their thoughts on the effects shared Autonomous Vehicles will have on urban places and mobility systems, and

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  • Urban Places Podcast: Winter city design

    Urban Places Podcast: Winter city design

    When it comes to winter, Stantec’s designers think a little differently. They don’t see cold and snow as an obstacle to building community. Instead, they see opportunities.

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  • Urban Places Podcast: The delicate art of parking

    Urban Places Podcast: The delicate art of parking

    Stantec’s urban designers tackle the delicate art of balancing parking with the desire for more compact, walkable, and vibrant communities.

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  • Urban Places Podcast: Green infrastructure

    Urban Places Podcast: Green infrastructure

    Join host Simon O’Byrne along with Bernadette Callahan, Frank Holmes, and Gary Sorge as they share their thoughts on using green infrastructure to mimic the natural environment.

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  • Urban Places Podcast: Creating smarter cities

    Urban Places Podcast: Creating smarter cities

    Join host Simon O’Byrne along with David Dixon, Rod Schebesch, and Ryan Martinson as they share their thoughts on the future of smart cities.

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