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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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?
Issue 04 | Intersections
When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.
A collaborative planning process helps chart a new course in Charlotte, North Carolina
The community-driven South End Vision Plan will help transform the area into a cohesive, dynamic, urban transit-oriented neighborhood
Driving economically robust downtowns from buildings that are already there
Using innovative tools to convert old commercial space and create the environment needed for new office towers
What is a smart city? And how can we avoid getting the "Betamax version"?
When planning for ‘smart cities’ the most important consideration is how new technologies can serve people
Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities
Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets
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
Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live
Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.
Published: Walkable Suburbia
Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.
From the Design Quarterly: Forecasting change for baby boomers and millennials
Three perspectives on how demographic change will influence design for the multi-family, health, and mixed-use markets
IDA in San Antonio
Meet us at IDA in San Antonio to see how Stantec's Urban Places group helps downtowns across North America enhance their livability, equity, and resilience
What if your neighborhood could make you healthier?
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of neighborhoods
Presenting Design Quarterly 03: Technology driving change
Pushing technology to create lasting, human-centered places
How can public-private partnerships ease the student housing challenge in tight markets?
Amid aging facilities, economic pressure, and a crush of new students, universities are wise to consider what P3 options are available
Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change
How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design
3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity
Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support
David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018
On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the
Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds
Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.
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
International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities