What do we talk about when we talk about resilience?
Extreme weather events like Katrina, Irene, Sandy, and the Alberta floods—plus droughts, economic downturns, infrastructure decay, aging populations, hackers, earthquakes, terrorism, and more—draw our attention to a growing movement in architecture and engineering: resilience. So what do we talk about when we talk about resilience? We believe resilience is the capacity of people, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems to endure, adapt, and thrive regardless of chronic stresses and acute shocks that occur. Stantec’s work—professional consulting in disaster response and recovery, resilience assessment, mitigation, and design—unites infrastructure, environmental, and quality of life improvements to advance community resilience across the globe. We deploy emerging approaches such as the planning and assessment tool Envision to help our communities evaluate, measure, and track progress towards resiliency.
- 5K freshwater turtles saved
- $15M EPA Grants
- 11K Gallons of water saved per day
Read about our perspectives on resilience topics
4 reasons why a dam owner should want an Emergency Action Plan by Anthony Grubbs
Landscape architecture on the front lines of resilience by Donna Walcavage
Discover industry trends and events in the world of resilience
Learn what our experts are saying in the industry
Jeffrey Tabar was interviewed for this Delaware Public Radio Story on beach restoration project.
Bryon Ringley interviewed by Ohio Public Radio for Dam Removal/River Restoration project in downtown Columbus
Connect with others interested in resiliency and climate adaptation
Senior Principal, Urban Design Group Leader
Senior Vice President, Geographic Leader, US Northeast & Regional Leader, US Mid Atlantic
Robert (Bob) Schreibeis
Vice President, Community Development, Discipline Leader (Landscape Architecture)
Principal, Landscape Architect