Urban Resilience & Climate Adaptation

  • Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Battered shorelines. What’s the measurable impact of climate change on our coastal communities, and how can we respond?

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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  • Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Can drone technology help us mitigate the impact of future natural disasters? Absolutely

    Drone technology is helping Puerto Rico rebuild with resilience following 2017’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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  • In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    In the face of more extreme weather, how do we equitably fund stormwater utilities?

    Stormwater utilities are becoming increasingly vital for communities. With planning, the financial responsibility can be distributed fairly.

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  • Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    Your guide to resilient infrastructure planning and investments

    A Resilient Infrastructure Investment Matrix helps analyze vulnerable areas by identifying and ranking their risk profiles

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  • The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    The time is now for risk-based water supply planning

    Few cheap or easy solutions remain for water supply in the US. Integrated water resources planning is a first step to understanding your risks.

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  • Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Published in Environment Magazine: Building a resilient New Orleans

    Stantec’s Dan Grandal reports on how New Orleans is managing storm water whilst at the same time making the city more resilient to climate change

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  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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  • The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    The US Integrated Planning Bill: 10 steps municipalities can take to reap the benefits

    Recent legislation will enable municipalities to develop integrated approaches to wastewater and stormwater management

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  • Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    Power through the storm: Improved style, function, and design for a more resilient grid

    A post-Sandy hardening program illustrates the role innovative design and community engagement play in the future of power delivery

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  • Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    Combined sewage storage tunnels can help protect the environment and keep basements dry

    A higher frequency of intense storms leads to wet basements and sewage flowing into waterways. Here’s how a CSST could help.

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  • Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    How can we feed a growing world population that’s shifting toward cities? It starts with optimizing our use of land and water

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  • Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Published in Global Water Intelligence: Coastal projects bring Stantec a flood of work

    Green infrastructure and solutions a growing necessity to protect coastal communities from more frequent and growing storms

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures speaks to the most significant trends influencing our cities, from climate change to digital innovation

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  • Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    Published: Reaching beyond stormwater to create resilient communities

    In this World Water: Stormwater Management article, Stantec’s Chris Digman looks at the future challenges of creating resilient water systems

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  • Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    Design Quarterly Issue 07 | Adapting to Change

    The rapid pace of change and how it’s influencing innovative design and engineering solutions from Sacramento to Perth.

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  • Published in APWA Reporter: Water Resources Design for Long-Term Operations & Maintenance

    Published in APWA Reporter: Water Resources Design for Long-Term Operations & Maintenance

    Public Works officials are facing numerous unprecedented infrastructure challenges – each offering a different operations and management hurdle

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  • Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Stantec’s Jim Bradley is profiled as an environmental engineer who’s forged a career ahead of his time

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