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Urban Places

By tapping the rising demand for urban living, we create plans that add economic, environmental, and social value for every resident...

Stantec’s Urban Places helps clients realize the full range of benefits that flow from fully urban, walkable downtowns, neighborhoods, and suburban centers. Driven by data and grounded in the marketplace, our plans inspire people. They generate excitement. They respond to stakeholder concerns. And they’re helping dozens of communities across North America chart a path to greater livability, equity, and sustainability. The results of our plans and designs are significant and measurable. When transit-oriented development lifts real estate values, a community gains new jobs and new revenue that can underwrite more affordable housing. When roads designed as complete streets invite people to leave the car at home and walk, bike or use transit, then public health gets a boost and our carbon footprint shrinks. When imaginative design turns a brownfield into a leafy riverside park, or a seawall into an elegant esplanade, quality of life rises and environmental threats become easier to manage. Our urban design team creates places, networks and infrastructure that connect people to place, to prosperity, and to each other.

  • 40
  • $20B
    of north american development

Our Ideas

Stantec's Urban Places experts actively share ideas on recent innovations, industry research, best practices, and other topics related to urban design. Looking for more?

BLOG: City building

Urban resurgence and intensification aren’t just for big cities...MORE


Watch the recorded webinar and earn Professional Development Credits...MORE


If you want to talk tiny housing in Boston, talk with Tamara Roy. Click here to read the Boston Globe article.

BLOG: Autonomous vehicles will change land use planning

The technology changes Connected and Autonomous Vehicles will bring to land planning are numerous—and exciting!... MORE

WEBINAR: Radical Incrementalism

Planner Simon O'Byrne shares insights into how the surprising power of planning small can build a better urban center. Earn AICP Continuing Maintenance credits here...DETAILS & RECORDING



A new approach to help shoreline communities create ecologically balanced seawalls in a time of climate change…MORE


In our monthly Twitterverse Roundup, we compile the best online content related to urban policy, research, design, and analysis...MORE

ARTICLE: The Road Ahead by David Dixon, FAIA

Autonomous vehicles will not only transform how we get around, but how we design, build, and think about cities. Published in the Eureka! issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine…MORE

Our Work

From outdated brownfield and grayfield sites to award-winning new neighborhoods, villages, and city centers, we bring to life remarkable, vibrant places that connect the entire community. Our portfolio includes:

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