Urban Places

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

  • The 7 best practices of highly effective smart cities

    The 7 best practices of highly effective smart cities

    Learn how the world’s smartest cities deploy technology to securely interconnect transportation systems, utilities, buildings, public spaces, and more

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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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  • 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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  • Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment

    Repurposing Retail Centers: Profiles in Adaptation, Repositioning and Redevelopment

    In a recent report published by NAIOP Research Foundation, through the lens of five case studies, our Jason Beske looks at how developers are transforming struggling or closed malls into new assets

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  • Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    Walking—our oldest mode of transportation—can inform the future of urban mobility

    New technology enabling walkability also holds the key to enhancing community design

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  • We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    We need to start talking NOW about shared autonomous mobility—5 urban dividends

    Shared autonomous mobility can unlock major social, economic, and environmental value for denser urban places. We need to start planning today.

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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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  • 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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  • Published in Mobility Lab: For Mobility as a Service to succeed, consider it more as a policy than an app

    Published in Mobility Lab: For Mobility as a Service to succeed, consider it more as a policy than an app

    Stantec’s Andy Boenau shares how MaaS could take us anywhere we need to go—affordably and sustainably

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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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  • 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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  • Published in Urban Mobility Daily: The Future of Bike Share

    Published in Urban Mobility Daily: The Future of Bike Share

    Bike share will play an important role in the subscription economy

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 6 trends shaping community sports and rec facility design

    From the Design Quarterly: 6 trends shaping community sports and rec facility design

    Flexibility and inclusivity are key when creating the neighborhood gathering spot for active lifestyles

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  • Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Stantec Design Quarterly Issue 08

    Wellness & active lifestyles

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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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