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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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
Register Now! SOS Web Series Part 2, New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them
On January 29 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon, explores creative ways suburbs can fund the creation of walkable urbanism
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
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
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
From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently
People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations
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
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
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?
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.
Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency
There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings
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
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
Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design
Watch Ryan Martinson's presentation on the role equity plays in our built environment and discuss approaches we can to take to integrate equity into our transportation systems
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
The science of wayfinding—a formula to increase transit ridership
Academic research shows how good wayfinding at transit stops can help increase overall ridership and user experience
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
Published: Trends in Urban Planning - What’s on the horizon for our cities?
General Manager of Urban Planning & Environmental Services Tom Young discusses four emerging trends in urban planning for the Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand
From the Design Quarterly: Digitally illuminating a city’s utilization