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 (Part 1): 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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International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities
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Livable Cities: Designing the World’s First WELL Community
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Preserving affordable housing in Denver
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WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles
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Urban Places Podcast: Winter city design
When it comes to winter, Stantec’s designers think a little differently. They don’t see cold and snow as an obstacle to building community. Instead, they see opportunities.
Urban Places Podcast: The delicate art of parking
Stantec’s urban designers tackle the delicate art of balancing parking with the desire for more compact, walkable, and vibrant communities.
Urban Places Podcast: Green infrastructure
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Urban Places Podcast: Creating smarter cities
Join host Simon O’Byrne along with David Dixon, Rod Schebesch, and Ryan Martinson as they share their thoughts on the future of smart cities.
City-building: who controls the future?
How can cities move, house, and employ unprecedented numbers of people? How can universities stay relevant in the face of relentless competition and online disruption?
2018 Stantec Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements
Join our Urban Places experts as they share knowledge on city building at industry events around the world
Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit
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4 reasons microtransit is here to stay
From digital platforms to private-sector investment, the world has changed for microtransit
WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth
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Published: Tennessee – A Case Study In Creating A Resilient State
In Smart & Resilient Cities, Susan Marlow explores why communities wanting to become more resilient should anticipate and adapt to the stressors that new technology-driven transportation will bring
Creating a new paradigm for traffic safety—trade the car for other transit options
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