Urban Places

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore

    Webinar Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm: it’s not just about cars anymore

    Join our Urban Places experts November 14 from 2-3pm EST to explore current mobility innovations and learn about dynamic curbside management

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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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  • What’s that car’s IQ?

    What’s that car’s IQ?

    Understanding autonomous vehicle performance is key to building public trust in smart mobility

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  • Evolving Cities: Infrastructure Update1:58

    Evolving Cities: Infrastructure Update

    Community Development Senior Vice President Simon O’Byrne delivers this update on the Infrastructure business at Stantec.

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  • Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Published in Railway Age: Transit Oriented Development – Chicago

    Effectively leveraging rail infrastructure to create dynamic, walkable, higher-density urban neighborhoods in Chicago

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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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  • Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times

    Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times

    Planning commissioners and planning staffs must chart a path forward while considering climate, demographic, economic, and technological changes

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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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  • 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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  • [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    [With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges

    A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions

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  • Published in Canadian Consulting Engineer: Future City Planning

    Published in Canadian Consulting Engineer: Future City Planning

    Insights from Stantec contributors into Sidewalk Labs' Toronto Quayside development plan

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  • Webinar Recording: Smart Suburbs

    Webinar Recording: Smart Suburbs

    Saving our Suburbs series: On July 25 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon and Dan Baxter, discussed “future-proofing” that can help suburbs surf the wave of new tech, not drown in it (Part 3 of 3)

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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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  • Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service

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