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.
3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity
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Check out where we’ll be at this year’s conference
Published in Chicago Tribune: Planners contend future of Hammond’s downtown best served by its history
Could following an example of the city’s past help Hammond move forward?
Weaving mental healthcare spaces into the neighborhood
Design can help increase mental healthcare access for city dwellers
Published in NRU Toronto: Designing the smart city
How can we build smart cities that serve their citizens well? How can we use technology to ensure Toronto is a thriving, livable, and resilient city for everyone?
[With Video] 3 surprising things I discovered from hacking 21st-century city challenges
A mentor from Stantec’s Idea Hackathon shares her thoughts from a two-day forum on smart city solutions
Smarter utilities make for more resilient cities
Technology that allows utilities to better manage energy and water flow can help urban centres adapt to growth and climate change
Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?
Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service
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
Webinar Recording: Smart Suburbs
Saving our Suburbs series: On July 25 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon and Dan Baxter, discussed “future-proofing” that can help suburbs surf the wave of new tech, not drown in it (Part 3 of 3)
Published in Planning magazine: May you live in interesting times
Planning commissioners and planning staffs must chart a path forward while considering climate, demographic, economic, and technological changes
How can we build smart cities of the future?
We have the technology and the knowledge to build smart cities for people—it’s time we put them into action
Five ways smart cities can change daily life in the public realm (for the better)
Better health, reduced energy consumption and improved security are just some of the possibilities, proponents say
From the Design Quarterly: Embracing the unknown when thinking big data and smart cities
Our data revolution—5G, smart and connected buildings, autonomous vehicles—is changing the design profession
From the Design Quarterly: How are we designing for livable cities today?
Ask an expert: Nancy MacDonald, Stantec vice president for Urban Places, on the big issues facing cities today and her love of urban placemaking
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.
What does it mean to future-proof a city?
While no one can predict the future, experts in smart technology and urban planning say there are ways to help cities adapt and thrive
From the Design Quarterly: 8 ways to design for density and live where the action is
Cities that have higher density are inherently more sustainable—and they are generally more livable, too
Design Quarterly Issue 06 | Destination Zero
What's driving the global push for sustainable buildings and what are the tools and techniques we can use to create Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy buildings?
[With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront
Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community
How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.