Urban Planning & Design

  • Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    A $3 billion investment in Water Street Tampa is connecting the Tampa Bay region to the global knowledge economy

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  • The role of shared autonomous vehicles in the mobility revolution

    The role of shared autonomous vehicles in the mobility revolution

    Focusing on moving people, not vehicles, is a paradigm shift that promotes accessible, inclusive, and equitable transportation

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  • Boston's Guide to Placemaking for Mobility: Reclaiming streets for the people

    Boston's Guide to Placemaking for Mobility: Reclaiming streets for the people

    How one city is making streets and sidewalks feel like places to spend time in rather than spaces to simply move through

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  • How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    How good urban design can make city residents healthier

    With most of the world’s population living in cities, urban design has a responsibility to sustain health rather than harming it

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • Can you use math to create great urbanism?

    Can you use math to create great urbanism?

    The key to people-oriented places is contained within the geometry of a simple right triangle.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING  Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    WEBINAR RECORDING Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    Will smart mobility bring dystopia or utopia? Our Urban Places expert panel can’t promise a definitive answer, but we can get you up to speed on this paradigm shift.

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  • How to mine cell phone data to plan transit

    How to mine cell phone data to plan transit

    24 million people visited Lake Tahoe in 2015—and only 1.4% used transit. Planners want 20% and a better way of studying travel patterns is helping.

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  • The why and how of complete streets0:00

    The why and how of complete streets

    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, transit, and cars.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    Cynthia Albright and Graeme Masterton discuss how they used cell phone data to understand the seasonal activity, develop annual counts, and identify the most popular destinations in Lake Tahoe

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  • How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    How planning for autonomous vehicles can help cities improve 3 types of infrastructure

    Shared Automated Vehicles can support urbanization, inclusion, and improve transportation options

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  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    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

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    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.

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Community Development conferences and speaking engagements

    Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world

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  • Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Creating corridors of opportunity: Urban design for community and economic benefit

    Denver’s Brighton Boulevard is a perfect example of turning a traffic-only strip of asphalt into a great urban space

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  • Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Seeing the future: Harnessing the power of virtual reality for community engagement

    Immersive virtual reality experiences on PARK(ing) Day help spark dialogue on the future of Philadelphia’s urban landscape

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  • Suburban Remix: The Next Generation of Urban Places

    In this Urban Land Magazine article, David Dixon and co-author Jason Beske share an excerpt from their new book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    Changing demographics and socioeconomic shifts mean a lot of opportunity for cities, but they also bring a lot of challenges. How do we plan for this new urban future?

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Radical Incrementalism - The Surprising Power of Planning Small

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Radical Incrementalism - The Surprising Power of Planning Small

    Shifting demographics are changing the faces of our cities. Are we adequately planning for the changes they will bring?

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