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From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
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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.
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
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
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
World Environment Day: Addressing air quality through the built environment
How planning and design tactics can improve indoor and outdoor air quality for lasting impacts on our communities
Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design
What does equity in design mean? Ryan Martinson discusses equity’s role in our infrastructure and how the right plan can create equal access for all.
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?
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