Land Use Planning

  • Palmer Ranch Master Plan

    Creating outstanding neighborhoods uniquely integrated with nature

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  • Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing

    Helping communities understand the long-term financial impacts of development decisions.

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  • Blatchford

    A new community takes flight.

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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, reflecting its features, historical context, cultural values, and uniqueness.

Alan Reynolds Vice President, Sector Leader, Community Development (US)

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
#7
Top 225
300
Square Miles
125
Acres
3
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.
Expert Spotlight

Diane Chadwick, Principal, Planning

I get tremendous satisfaction in team leadership and team building. This is especially true when working with large land holdings to assist clients in determining long-term development strategies and goals to reach the optimum potential for their land.
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Jim Paulmann, Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

My wheelhouse is master planned communities; knowledge and understanding of their unique issues, and a background in creating positive outcomes for public/private partnerships.
Jim Paulmann Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning) Read More

Yolanda Lew, Senior Associate, Business Centre Sector Lead, Community Development

I don’t just plan a street or a neighbourhood based on its functionality. I envision the people who live and work in the area and I design the community for them.
Yolanda  Lew Senior Associate, Business Centre Sector Lead, Community Development Read More

Nancy MacDonald, Vice President, Urban Places (Canada)

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 (Canada) Read More

David Dixon, Vice President, Planning and Urban Design Leader, Urban Places

We help communities manage change to become more livable, equitable, and resilient.
David Dixon Vice President, Planning and Urban Design Leader, Urban Places Read More

John Shardlow, Senior Principal

On any project, my greatest satisfaction comes from creating value for my clients and improving the lives of people by the work I do.

Simon O'Byrne, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Community Development

I feel very fortunate to do what I do—urban planning—which is about the art, business, culture, and science of great place making.
Simon O'Byrne Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Community Development Read More
  • Diane Chadwick

    Principal, Planning

  • Jim Paulmann

    Senior Principal, Discipline Leader, Community Development (Planning)

  • Yolanda  Lew

    Senior Associate, Business Centre Sector Lead, Community Development

  • Nancy MacDonald

    Vice President, Urban Places (Canada)

  • David Dixon

    Vice President, Planning and Urban Design Leader, Urban Places

  • John Shardlow

    Senior Principal

  • Simon O'Byrne

    Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Community Development

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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.
Geomatics 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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