Knowledge Center

Planning, Design and Infrastructure

The urban place manager emphasizes efforts on the built environment because of the significant impacts they have on the quality of life and one’s authentic experience of a place. Every place is different; therefore, place management strategies should respond to a myriad of place-based identifiers including, the place’s specific scale, status, culture, climate, community vision, goals, and mission, keeping at the forefront considerations of sustainability and resilience.

Through numerous approaches, such as land and real estate development, zoning and land-use, streetscape improvements, transit-oriented development, multi-modal connections, sustainable infrastructure, attainable housing initiatives and historic preservation among others, place managers enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders of a place.

How Parking Management Can Increase Transportation Choices and Leverage Downtown Growth

April 15, 2019 Webinar

This webinar explores emerging parking best practices to improve the appeal, efficiency, and potential intensification of urban places. We will also review approaches to quantifying demand of off-street parking, which enables more downtown development, reduces parking provision costs, and creates greater net revenues.

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Become a Local Partner with Google

April 15, 2019 Webinar

The mission of Google’s Get Your Business Online program is to help every business be found by every customer looking for them online. Learn how you can partner with Google to help the small businesses you work with in your community, using resources, trainings, gear and one-on-one help from the Google team, all completely free of cost.

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Fasten Your Seatbelt: What the Coming Mobility Revolution Means for Your Downtown

April 15, 2019 Webinar

Smart mobility—technology that promises to make transportation more accessible, inclusive, and equitable—could dramatically transform our downtowns. But how? What are the larger implications of the rise of autonomous vehicles? Stantec’s Urban Places smart mobility experts will explore autonomy’s implications for downtown development and get you up to speed on this paradigm shift and how to adapt.

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