Urban Places

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

  • Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a livable vision for city life

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  • How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    How municipalities can develop comprehensive plans that actually get used

    Strategic foresight is key to creating an actionable plan that shapes your community’s 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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  • What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    What happens downtown doesn’t stay downtown: The ripple effects of a strong center city

    A new report uses data to document the outsized economic, social, and symbolic value downtowns create for their regions.

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  • Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    Downtown Columbus, Ohio: A case study in the mobility revolution

    From scooters to self-driving shuttles, an urban planner returns to his hometown and sees the future of mobility

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  • RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

    RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them

    Saving our Suburbs series: On January 29 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon, explored creative ways suburbs can fund the creation of walkable urbanism (Part 2 of 3)

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  • Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns

    The 2018 International Downtown Association conference inspired a renewed love of place—and the desire to make downtowns better

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 05: Smart & Livable Cities

    Articulating a living vision for city living―from the smart city discussion to affordability, congestion, and transport

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  • Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?

    Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?

    Micro-lofts have been a fast-growing trend in urban areas, but can they work well in the suburbs too? Our experts share their insights.

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  • TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?

    Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.

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  • Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone

    Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work

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  • The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room

    Combining design with technology, a research team and hotel chain YOTEL are trying to give road warriors a good night’s rest

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  • Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    Electric scooters are everywhere—what should we learn from them to plan future mobility?

    The rapid global rise of this small-but-mighty transit tool offers 7 takeaways for cities preparing for their future

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  • RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    RECORDED WEBINAR: Planning Suburbs for 21st-century Success; David Dixon, Chris Leinberger

    Saving Our Suburbs series: Chris Leinberger and Stantec’s David Dixon discuss how suburbs succeed by becoming more urban (Part 1 of 3)

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  • How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations

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  • Extreme caution! The trials and tribulations of renovating historic buildings in NYC

    Extreme caution! The trials and tribulations of renovating historic buildings in NYC

    An engineer gives an inside-out perspective on guiding Gilded Age properties into a new era

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  • 5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    5 reasons to cheer high-rise development—when it’s done right

    Reduced traffic, better commutes, improved streetscapes, and more positive impacts that might turn a NIMBY into a YIMBY

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  • 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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  • Good Resilience Planning Involves More Than Building Barriers – It’s About Making Connections

    Good Resilience Planning Involves More Than Building Barriers – It’s About Making Connections

    Good resilience planning is more than hard infrastructure-based solutions, it requires a holistic approach. John Malueg and Gary Sorge discuss this approach for UN World Cities Day.

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