Land Use Planning

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We lay the foundation to create communities

Planning is problem solving. It starts with a vision to improve our communities balanced with a promise to treat our land responsibly. To create careful and thoughtful options for right now as well as for the future, we take into account site conditions, public input, client needs, and project requirements.

The best planned community naturally evolves from its landscape features, historical context, cultural values, and uniqueness.

Alan Reynolds Vice President, Community Development

Ave Maria Town and University

Stantec provided the creative planning and design services needed to create the New Town and University of Ave Maria. Read More
Creating the communities of today and of the future
Top 225
Square Miles
Top 15

International Design Firms, ENR June 2017.
Of agricultural heritage and rural character protected by the Rural Land Stewardship program developed by a public/private collaborative.
Of wildlife habitat that we created on the former Sydney Tar Ponds site in Nova Scotia, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada.
Design Firms, General Buildings – Multi-Unit Residential, ENR June 2017.

Related Services

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 Development Engineering We transform land by taking into account physical site conditions, public expectations, fiscal requirements, and environmental constraints.
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.
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.  
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.

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