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Nancy MacDonald

Vice President, Urban Places

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A fascination with cities drew Nancy to the world of planning. She loves the way they change, grow, and fit together, combining diverse people and places to make something greater than the sum of their parts. As our Urban Places and Smart Cities  director, Nancy is heavily engaged in creating equitable and livable communities—grounded in strong planning principles—and  marrying technology to community needs..

Experience has taught Nancy that urban planning works a bit like cities. With the right mix of people and disciplines, there’s no limit to what a great planning team can achieve for communities and clients. She’s seen this play out in the public and private sectors, on infill housing projects and brand-new neighborhoods, on university campuses and community master plans, in meticulously detailed plans for a single building, and in projects that imagine the transformation of whole city districts. Nancy co-led Stantec’s team working with Sidewalk Labs on infrastructure design services for its proposed Quayside development in Toronto.

As she explores how technology is evolving our cities, Nancy is excited about future-proofing our communities and building infrastructure that will serve current needs while also planning for the changing future.

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