Winter Cities

  • Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    Embracing the chill: Turning winter into a design asset

    It’s possible for winter cities to make vibrant communities even in the cold. It just takes a plan

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  • Northern cities need to embrace the snow and cold; designers can treat winter as an asset

    Northern cities need to embrace the snow and cold; designers can treat winter as an asset

    Winter design contributes to the livability of communities and is critical to building sustainable, active spaces

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  • Published: Walkable Suburbia

    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.

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  • Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    Four questions we must answer to design truly smart cities

    For smart cities to elevate our collective quality of life, community-minded design must be at the center of the plan

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    From the Design Quarterly: Switching on the off-season

    Activating stadiums to create sports entertainment districts that strengthen a community year-round

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  • Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Sustainability goes beyond zero carbon—it’s about creating greater wellness for tenants

    Evolv1 is a living example of designing spaces that benefit our minds, our bodies, and our planet

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Radical Incrementalism - The Surprising Power of Planning Small

    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?

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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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  • Spokane’s new ice ribbon helps park slide into its next era—a year-round destination

    Spokane’s new ice ribbon helps park slide into its next era—a year-round destination

    Riverfront Park once hosted Expo ’74; before that it was covered in rail yards—now it’s home to the first ice ribbon on the West Coast

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  • What are Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI)?1:23

    What are Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI)?

    Dr. Bill Hunt and Stantec’s Jennifer Young describe what conservation efforts can manage stormwater runoff.

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  • What happens when extreme sports and engineering collide (not literally)?

    What happens when extreme sports and engineering collide (not literally)?

    Red Bull’s Crashed Ice needed some creative engineering to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday

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  • 5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has new rules about low impact development and green infrastructure. Are you prepared?

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  • Clearing a path for winter bike lanes

    Clearing a path for winter bike lanes

    Every city has its challenges, but there are universal best practices to keep cyclists on track year round.

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  • Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ditching the rink to skate on a rolling ribbon of ice

    Ice ribbons bring multi-season parks to winter communities and eliminate ‘idle ice’ in the middle of recreational rinks

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