Urban Places

All things urban

Everywhere we work—in cities and suburbs alike—economic shifts and demographic trends are creating an urban renaissance. We hear from our clients they need a new approach to the challenges they face—one that's integrated—and our Urban Places team provides just that. Bringing together urban experts across a wide range of disciplines to collaborate in helping communities across the globe chart a path to increased livability, equity, and sustainability. Read More

Urban professionals address the needs of our communities and help unlock the benefits of development. We’re city-builders.

Nancy MacDonald Vice President, Urban Places
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All Things Urban

Joe Geller shares his thoughts on how Stantec’s Urban Places team is bringing an integrated approach to cities and suburbs alike to help them take advantage of the burgeoning urban renaissance.

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Anton Germishuizen

You know, I think Sandy really brought this whole issue to bear. I was a resident in Philadelphia at the time, so lived through the storm. When you drive through the communities and see the damage that was caused by a pretty profound natural event, it was a turning point certainly for a lot of the thinking in that region, and I think it's driven a tremendous awareness now.

Brian Larson

My father's house was destroyed through Irene. He lives in Upstate New York in a small town. It basically stripped all its contents: he lost his clothes, his bedding, his books, his albums, his TV, and basically everything.

Bob Seager

We want to create projects that will essentially enhance the natural settings, so we work hard to re-create habitats for wildlife, vegetation that will be resilient, will be able to withstand variations in water flow or temperature, things of that nature.

Lui Mancinelli

I ultimately care about the environments and the communities that we support, that we build, that we live in, and I think resiliency is about making sure that those communities can continue to thrive and those communities are places where  my child and my family live and play and work in.

Stanis Smith

We owe a responsibility to future generations that we're designing buildings that are going to have a lasting legacy, and that aren't just going to be a kind of disposable artifact of our culture.

Anton Germishuizen

I think at Stantec we have a phenomenal opportunity to really have an impact on this agenda. We are a systems-design-driven company. We have a very deep bench with incredible resources to bear on these wicked problems that our clients have to solve, and so it's just a phenomenal opportunity to be able to be here at this time dealing with what I believe will be a bigger issue in the future. We’re going to be seeing more of these needs coming up.

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Brownfield Redevelopment Redefines the End of the Line

We're helping the City of Sacramento redesign America's largest infill brownfield site. Read More

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From urban to suburban, it all boils down to designing places for people

Since 2015, our team has planned more than 30 million square feet of new walkable, mixed-use, and authentic urban districts—in cities and suburbs.
Since 2012, we have secured and/or implemented 100 EPA Brownfield Grants (totaling $20.7M) in over 20 states throughout 8 EPA Regions!
With our testbed partners, GoMentum Station and ACTIVE-AURORA, we're helping to facilitate the testing of AV & CAV technologies.
We helped our clients win 22% of all funding awarded by HUD in a 2016 resilience-plan competition.


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Urban Planning & Design Our plans help harness the forces reshaping North American communities. We create places that are authentic, green, walkable, connected and diverse.  
Intelligent Transportation Systems We provide Intelligent Transportation by integrating information and communication technologies in our infrastructure to manage and improve the reliability and efficiency of our transportation network.
Transportation Planning As a community grows in size and population, so do its mobility needs. We help you address those needs and find a comprehensive solution that can safely get you to your destination.
Public Participation We develop and execute communication and consultation plans that allow people affected by change to understand, influence, and accept it.
Land Use Planning We provide creative solutions for right now as well as for the future that take into account site conditions, public input, client needs, and project requirements.
Campus Planning Through campus planning, we apply rigorous analysis and creative thinking to these physical and less tangible campus elements to create a solid framework for the institution’s future.
Real Estate Advisory Services Our integrated real estate services help you determine your organizational options related to real property or facilities, establish what to do with a real estate asset, and identify what it may be worth.
Visioning. Brands. Experiences. We create tangible, experiential, and memorable places. Transformative experiences that enhance real estate values and bring people back to a place again and again.
Landscape Architecture Whether it's an urban park, a restored wetland, an athletic complex, or a waterfront destination—through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs.
Integrated Infrastructure Design Through design visualization, we help clients and stakeholders picture the building they’ll work in, the bridge they’ll drive over, and the neighborhood their kids will play in.
Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Interior Design As humans, we spend a significant portion of our daily lives inside. We believe our emotional and physical well-being is dramatically impacted by the places where we live, work, and play.

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