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Dr. Bill Hunt and Stantec’s Jennifer Young describe what conservation efforts can manage stormwater runoff.
Window to a city: Airport art design with a purpose
Blending beauty, usefulness, and civic identity to leave airport travelers with a lasting impression
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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
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
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
Community Development conferences and speaking engagements
Join our experts as they share knowledge at industry events around the world
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
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
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.
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?
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?
WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles
Three of our planners, designers and automated vehicle experts share their thoughts on the effects shared Autonomous Vehicles will have on urban places and mobility systems, and
WEBINAR RECORDING: Why Urban Design Still Matters
From changing commercial and retail realities to the modern epidemic of obesity, there are a lot of reasons to take hard looks at how we design our cities.
Redefining mobility: What does the future look like?