Urban Places

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

  • [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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How can we build smart cities of the future?

    How can we build smart cities of the future?

    We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action

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  • Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)

    Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities

    Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession

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  • From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?

    Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking

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  • Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Parking is so passé. Swiftly changing mobility options and competing priorities mean planners need to practice active curb management.

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  • What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    What does it mean to future-proof a city?

    While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is

    Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too

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  • Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city

    How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?

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  • Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities

    Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero

    What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?

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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community

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  • How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    The positive potential of autonomous vehicles is enormous, but we need to make deliberate decisions to make sure we are realizing that potential

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  • Smart cities: Is there a playbook for that?

    Smart cities: Is there a playbook for that?

    Stantec is partnering with ESI ThoughtLab, Visa, Deloitte, Oracle, and others to develop an evidence-based smart city playbook for cities to follow

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  • All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places5:55

    All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places

    Stantec’s Urban Places team is using an integrated approach to help cities and suburbs alike take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    How do designers help battle climate change? Sustainability means thinking about net zero energy and net zero carbon—in new construction and in retrofits.

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