About Urban Places

Bringing together global experts in smart mobility, resilience, real estate feasibility, planning and urban design, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment, our Urban Places team is uniquely positioned to provide our clients innovative and creative plans and designs from a cohesive, focused team.

Planning and Urban Design
Our urban planners and designers bring national expertise having completed transformative initiatives across North America. Their work has won national recognition including the highest honors from the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Over the past three years our team has led the planning for $9 billion in large scale urban, walkable districts in Tampa, Edmonton, Boston, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, and Austin.

Urban Architecture
Our industry leading architecture practice is committed to bringing new urban districts to life. Our team understands successful mixed-use developments are driven by innovative design and execution, economic rigor, and effective collaboration of interdisciplinary teams. We work with our clients and teams to imagine, design, build, and facilitate support for thriving communities in which we live, work, shop, and stay.

Smart Mobility
Our national smart mobility and smart cities groups work together and maintain cutting-edge leadership in autonomous vehicle/shared autonomous vehicle in the development and implementation of technology initiatives. We’re currently working with two test bed partners to help facilitate the testing of CAV technologies for future use. Our smart cities capabilities include on-demand transportation, real-time traffic and traveler information, smart infrastructure, smart parking, smart payments and ticketing, and car and bicycle sharing services. We strive to create smart, urban mobility for our clients and their communities.

A leading North American resilience practice, our Urban Places team is helping dozens of communities across the globe meet the economic, natural, and social challenges they are facing. Our team is constantly researching and working together to innovate, develop, and integrate proactive plans for the future, while discovering solutions that help make our communities more resilient. We have created resilience solutions for individual buildings and both public and private areas in places such as post-Sandy New York and New Jersey and post-Katrina New Orleans.

Brownfield Redevelopment
Brownfield sites are typically associated wit the words undesirable, risky, and cost-prohibitive. Our team sees the opportunity to transform these sites into assets that revitalize communities and bring neighborhoods back to life. Rather than focusing primarily on the initial environmental clean-up process, we approach brownfields as development projects. We've worked along rivers and in downtown cores across North America to help revitalize community assets.


Webinar: Why Urban Design Still Matters

In this webinar, we discuss practices in urban design that affect walkability, the perception of safety, and economic vitality; identify specific urban design details for both the public and private realm and their contextual metrics; investigate the Golden Triangle of great urbanism; and explore the role of the 7 D’s in measuring success. Watch Now

Stantec Tower

Over the last 60 years, Stantec grew from a one-man outfit to a multi-billion dollar company with offices on six continents. We’ve designed thousands of buildings. And we wanted to make an iconic contribution to Edmonton’s skyline. So we let our creativity run wild. The result speaks for itself: the Stantec Tower. Read More

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