Community Development

  • Blatchford

    A new community takes flight

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  • City of Wausau - Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment

    Redeveloping blighted properties along the City's riverfront

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  • Hillside Park

    The region’s first hillside play space

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Empowering communities

Strong communities don’t just happen—they’re built. They’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and readied to face tomorrow with optimism. That’s why at Stantec, we take our promise to design with community in mind straight to the heart of cities and towns. Whether we’re bringing new life to an urban center, transforming a brownfield site into a valuable asset, or developing a new place for families to grow, we balance the needs of today with a passion for tomorrow.

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

Join our Community Development team

Are you interested in designing future-ready communities or managing the delivery of an iconic project? We’re growing our team of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, civil engineers, surveyors, environmental scientists, project managers, and other specialists. Level up your career with our Community Development team. Join Our Team

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Open Hearth Park

Paying tribute to a local history, reconnecting a community.

Giving New Life to Dying Malls

Everyone knows retail is changing. Malls are dying and the areas around them are suffering, yet these sites represent ground zero for a new era of opportunity. How can we tap powerful demographic and market forces to breathe new life into these strategic sites and unlock enhanced livability for surrounding communities? View Webinar

Interconnected to the Core

Messy vibrancy is at the heart of any plan that involves people, because a great plan is about connections. And connections are fluid, they are unpredictable, and messy.

“What is 21st Century Urbanism?”

David Dixon FAIA leads Stantec’s Urban Places Group. Using data and case studies, he explains how cities and suburbs alike are using planning and urban design to tap rapidly evolving demographics, markets, and a changing economy to address contemporary issues. View Webinar & Earn CE Credits
We prepare communities today to thrive tomorrow
Top 225

In community development
Have community design staff
Our team has received over 300 awards for projects ranging from public engagement to urban design, landscape architecture, and neighborhood planning
International Design Firms, ENR June 2017

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Data Analytics & Visualization Interpreting your data doesn’t need to be as complicated as the data itself. Our accessible and visually-focused dashboards help you get the most out of your gathered information.
Design Visualization 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.
Surveying & Mapping Using tools like GPS, GIS, 3D laser scanners, and aerial photogrammetry we provide surveying and mapping to define land boundaries, earth’s physical features, and the built environment.
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.
Land Use Planning We provide responsible planning by creating careful and thoughtful options for right now as well as for the future that take into account site conditions, public input, client needs, and project requirements.
Public Participation We develop and execute communication and consultation plans that allow people affected by change to understand, influence, and accept it.
Urban Planning & Design Our plans help harness the forces reshaping North American communities. We create places that are authentic, green, walkable, connected and diverse.  
Land Development Engineering We transform land by taking into account physical site conditions, public expectations, fiscal requirements, and environmental constraints.

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