Urban Resilience & Climate Adaptation

  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    Presenting Stantec Design Quarterly 06: Destination Zero

    How do designers help battle climate change? Sustainability means thinking about net zero energy and net zero carbon—in new construction and in retrofits.

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  • How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    Changing the way we think about ecosystem restoration to combat the decline of pollinators

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  • How to navigate aging infrastructure and utility conflicts in urban areas

    How to navigate aging infrastructure and utility conflicts in urban areas

    Aging infrastructure is an issue for cities across the US, including the City of Toledo, Ohio. For every challenge, there’s a solution.

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  • Published in American Infrastructure: The AI Interview – Lisa Beutler, President of the AWRA

    Published in American Infrastructure: The AI Interview – Lisa Beutler, President of the AWRA

    Stantec’s Lisa Beutler—current president of American Water Resource Association—looks at the developments in the changing world of water

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  • America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    America is running out of engineers – here’s how we start recruiting more

    How do we get more students interested in engineering? Consider showing and telling local high school kids how you did it

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  • Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    A look at the top 10 factors coastal communities should consider and address in future builds to reduce hurricane storm damage risk

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  • Wet-weather infrastructure: Smart analysis and TOTEX planning equal savings and resilience

    Wet-weather infrastructure: Smart analysis and TOTEX planning equal savings and resilience

    How “sweating the system” with smart analytics modeling and TOTEX planning can deliver fit-for-purpose solutions, capital cost savings, and system optimization

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  • Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community

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  • Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    Stantec ERA Issue 01 | The Energy Remix

    What is the future of the energy market?

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  • How to plan for flooding events when the next record-breaking storm hasn’t happened yet

    How to plan for flooding events when the next record-breaking storm hasn’t happened yet

    Replicating Hurricane Harvey’s flows and water levels was a challenge, but the 2D models will help prepare us for future extreme weather events

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  • Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Agritecture: Bridging the design gap between city and farm

    Urban agriculture presents a design challenge, but a multidisciplinary approach offers a solution

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  • Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Published in ENR: Drilling Down to Defend Against Drought in Atlanta

    Both a design and engineering feat, the Bellwood Quarry-turned-reservoir will serve as Atlanta's emergency water source in case of another drought

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  • All Things Urban: Joe Geller talks Stantec’s Urban Places5:55

    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.

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  • Extreme weather: Designing schools to withstand the forces of nature

    Extreme weather: Designing schools to withstand the forces of nature

    Educational facilities must be a part of a community resiliency solution for natural disasters

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  • Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind

    Published in Design Intelligence: Innovation with Community in Mind

    Stantec senior leaders Nancy MacDonald and Anton Germishuizen share their expertise on the future of city building

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  • What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    What are the best Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure techniques for roads?

    Designing or retrofitting a road? Here are 6 LID and GI practices that can help improve stormwater runoff

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    From the Design Quarterly: Seeing civic infrastructure differently

    People-centered design for community infrastructure facilities upends expectations

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  • 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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