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.
Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?
Getting out of single-occupancy vehicles and seamlessly connecting shared travel modes will increase equity...
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From the Design Quarterly: Cities as innovation centers
With tech hubs and innovation districts, research universities have the keys to unlocking reinvigorated cities
Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm
Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution
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.
Is virtual reality for design worth it? Yes. Here’s why.
VR makes communication with key stakeholders easy, increases project efficiency, and provides a valuable marketing tool
[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
From ancient to contemporary: How to design a monastery in the 21st century
Designing modern-day projects for cultural organizations presents unique challenges—and here are 4 ways to deal with them
RECORDED WEBINAR: New Opportunities in Suburbs—And How to Seize Them
Saving our Suburbs series: On January 29 an expert panel, led by our David Dixon, explored creative ways suburbs can fund the creation of walkable urbanism (Part 2 of 3)
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)
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
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
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
[With Video] Is a paperless project possible? New technologies bring new possibilities
From drones to virtual reality, today’s technology is changing the design industry—one benefit is we’re reducing paper and waste
Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid
Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource
Using an environmental review tool to yield planning and economic development benefits
In Minnesota, the Alternative Urban Areawide Review helps map a realistic path to realizing community goals—other states should use it too
Mentioned in Forbes: Driverless Cars Will Dramatically Change Where And How We Live
Our Urban Places team member, Jason Schrieber, shares insights on current driverless vehicle capabilities and work on the city-level to start planning for the impacts on our communities.
Published: Walkable Suburbia
Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon, with his co-author Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more walkable in this Planetizen feature article.
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
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.
International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities