Urban Resilience & Climate Adaptation

  • Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    Infrastructure: The most important conversation you’re not having

    The critical work of upgrading our decaying infrastructure has been put on the back burner—that must change

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  • Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    Planning for disasters: 3 ways science can help deliver drinking water after an earthquake

    As we approach International Day for Disaster Reduction, a resilience study for Wellington, New Zealand, shows the value of planning

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    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

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  • How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    How to not be caught in the dark after the next big storm

    3 steps utilities can take to ensure their communities are prepared for the next natural disaster

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  • Planning to Address Our Urban Heat Island in Northern Nevada

    Planning to Address Our Urban Heat Island in Northern Nevada

    In the Summer 2018 edition of the Nevada Planner, Cynthia Albright wrote an article on the urban heat island project in Reno, NV Stantec is working on

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  • Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Come join us at transportation industry events around the world!

    Join our experts at industry events around the world as they share knowledge about our experience with designing various components of transportation networks!

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  • Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days

    Published in CityLab: Like People, Diseases Travel Fast These Days

    In this CityLab article, Urban Places team member, Nels Nelson, discusses a broader approach to urban resilience to help reduce the risk of urban epidemics and the cost of containing them.

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  • How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    How can we improve combined sewer overflow reporting? We need a smarter approach

    Tailored analytics platform technology can deliver a better informed, more proactive CSO monitoring and reporting process

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  • What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    What is the PIEVC Protocol, and how can we use it to build resilient communities?

    Protecting infrastructure from climate change and creating stronger communities with a multi-step process

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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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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  • Realizing the benefits of largescale property acquisitions to reduce flood risk

    Realizing the benefits of largescale property acquisitions to reduce flood risk

    Stantec is researching how cities can revitalize flood-prone neighborhoods, in part by treating ecosystems as service providers

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  • It’s important to make space for wildlife in our growing cities

    It’s important to make space for wildlife in our growing cities

    Incorporating wildlife habitats within urban development and infrastructure is the right thing to do and it aids humans too

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  • European Union embraces low-carbon, circular economy: How will it get there?

    European Union embraces low-carbon, circular economy: How will it get there?

    The EU is focusing on sustainable growth and is partnering with the private and financial sectors to make it happen

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  • Managing assets in the context of future climate uncertainty

    In this Canadian Civil Engineer article, Dr. Guy Félio explains why the traditional “factor of safety” approach to asset management no longer works

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  • AMPIng Up Solutions for Flood Risk12:31

    AMPIng Up Solutions for Flood Risk

    The Automated Mitigation Project Identifier is an innovative model that assesses structural flood risk across multiple scenarios. Video from Stantec’s Breckenridge Forum—part of our C&I Program.

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  • Water rich or water poor? A quantitative tool can help water resources planners

    Water rich or water poor? A quantitative tool can help water resources planners

    Using quantitative water balance models can help city and state planners understand the availability of water resources—now and in the future

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Living small means the city is your living room

    From the Design Quarterly: Living small means the city is your living room

    Compact urban dwellings—think 450-square-foot studio apartments—promote community and sustainability

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    From the Design Quarterly: Sustainably growing food and community at Adams Crossing

    Energy harvesting is key to planning a Net Zero community around a farmers’ market and small-scale agriculture outside Denver

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  • Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Ohio Senate Bill 2: What organizations need to do to comply—it’s about asset management

    Public water systems in Ohio must have an asset management program plan in place by October—it’s time to ‘plan the work’ and ‘work the plan’

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