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 suburbs.
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Micro-lofts: Are these tiny units coming to the suburbs?
Micro-lofts have been a fast-growing trend in urban areas, but can they work well in the suburbs too? Our experts share their insights.
TAKE OUR QUIZ: Is mass timber a viable option for your next building project?
Learn about the advantages of designing and building with engineered wood and mass timber in an interactive quiz.
Joining America Walks opened my eyes—it’s a long path to genuine walkability for everyone
Walking is clearly beneficial for people and communities, yet assuring walkability for everyone turns out to be a lot of (worthwhile) hard work
The Dream Cabin: Reinventing what it’s like to sleep in a hotel room
Combining design with technology, a research team and hotel chain YOTEL are trying to give road warriors a good night’s rest
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