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Stantec Wins Two Awards for Planning Excellence

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) announced that Stantec has received two awards, recognizing planning excellence. Stantec’s work on the Strathcona County Agriculture Master Plan received an Award of Excellence in the Rural/Small Town Planning Category.…

Foster + Partners wins Maspero Triangle District Masterplan Design Competition

November 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Planning

It was announced today by the Egyptian Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) that Foster + Partners has won the competition…

Melbourne Makes Bold Plans to Double Downtown Residents

The Fishermans Bend urban renewal project in Melbourne is a 250 hectare development that recently won planning approval. The scale and scope of this urban…

Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan Looks to the Future

November 15, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Named for a tree, the city of Palo Alto is challenged to sustain its urban forest in the midst of development and a changing arboreal canopy. That was the message of Urban Forester Walter Passmore when he delivered a draft Urban Forest Master Plan to the Planning…

British Government to Help Aluva, India Become a Low-Carbon and Future-Proof Town

November 12, 2013 - in Planning

The Aluva municipality and British consulting services company WS Atkins signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing a master plan for the Aluva municipality in Kochi on Monday in the presence of Prince Charles. Funded by the Prosperity Fund…

Seattle Breaks New Ground with Bicycle Master Plan

June 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Already considered among the leading U.S. cities for “bikeability” the city of Seattle has recently taken strides to accelerate its plan to triple bicycle usage and improve bike safety in the city. Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation made…

Transforming Slums by Supporting Them

May 28, 2013 - in Planning

Most urban growth takes place in existing cities, not new ones, and mostly in small- and medium-sized cities. The dominant form of planning is feet and facts on the ground, not color-coded zones on the Master Plan (if it exists). Most city growth is informal,…

Sea-Tac Awarded $750,000 FAA Grant For Airport Sustainability Master Plan

September 25, 2012 - in Planning, Transportation

FAA recently awarded the Port of Seattle a $750,000 grant to integrate sustainability into the next master plan for Seattle-Tacoma International. The port commission last week approved $6 million for the creation of a new airport sustainability master plan…

Ann Arbor Adds Sustainability Into Master Plan

July 5, 2012 - in Planning

At its July 2, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council voted to direct the city planning commission to start a process to adopt 16 sustainability goals as part of the city’s master plan. While that master plan review process is underway, the council’s…