Streets aren’t just about cars anymore. Join Stantec’s Mike Rutkowski and Craig Lewis as they explain the shift to people-oriented design, which accommodates people, bicycles, and transit, as well as cars.
Urban Places Idea Lab: Tweaking plans, designs, and sustainability strategies
Fine-tuning by the interdisciplinary design team focuses on how sites, districts, and even cities will func...
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Join us at the CNU 27.Louisville Annual Congress!
Our Urban Places team will be at the 2019 CNU Annual Congress, April June 12-15. Stop by one of our sessions!
City planners and healthcare providers need to talk about their common goals
How can healthcare providers and civic leaders coordinate community health goals, providing effective wellness while reducing healthcare costs?
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
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
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.
What can smart city planners learn from 3,000-year-old Varanasi, India?
India faces infrastructure challenges, yet one of its ancient cities is bridging old and new ideologies—an inspiration for all aspiring smart cities
[With Video] TEDx University of Nevada: The Pearls of Urban Design
What are the pearls of design that make some urban places memorable? Urban planner Cynthia Albright explains in her TEDx talk
Design Quarterly Issue 05 | Smart & Livable Cities
Articulating a livable vision for city life
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
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.
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
From the Design Quarterly: 9 facets of smart cities
There’s no easy definition for “smart cities,” but by beginning to describe them, we can anticipate what’s next
From the Design Quarterly: Housing design that keeps the city within reach
Innovative approaches to urban housing for mixed-income, artists, and young professionals
Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas
Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community
Infrastructure Week webinar alert: 4 ideas on how to build for tomorrow
In celebration of Infrastructure Week, Stantec experts are hosting a PechaKucha-style webinar to share ideas on how we can #BuildForTomorrow
Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm
Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution
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)
Is virtual reality for design worth it? Yes. Here’s why.
VR makes communication with key stakeholders easy, increases project efficiency, and provides a valuable marketing tool
From the Design Quarterly: Teaching sustainability and energy conservation through play
Energy use is high and energy literacy is low; a pop-up park turns city parks into places that boost energy understanding
Curiosity and artistry: 6 takeaways on downtowns