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Robust green finance for developing nations. Zengamina hydro-electric scheme, Upper Zambezi river. Credit: Daniel Rea

In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, 188 nations committed...

Lokeshwar Vohra

Lokeshwar Vohra

21 July 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

Designing steel for re-use

In recent years Arup has worked with major...

Kristian Steele

Kristian Steele

06 June 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

'Nodding-donkey' oil wells at sunset

You might be forgiven for concluding that the...

Thomas Briault

Thomas Briault

18 February 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

UK wind farm. Credit: Peter Jones

Ultimately, tackling climate change is about...

Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford

26 November 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

High-rise apartments

As urbanisation around the world drives demand...

Jimmy Tong

Jimmy Tong

24 September 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Disposal of radio active waste

I think countries should embrace the idea of...

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

23 July 2015 / 14 Comment(s)

Red mud waste pool from bauxite mining for aluminium. © CC Raboe/Wikipedia

A term coined by John Ruskin, illth is the...

Lewis Bowick

Lewis Bowick

20 May 2015 / 10 Comment(s)

Water inundation inside houses in India. Credit: Anil Kumar.

Climate Week once again highlights one of the...

James Kenny

James Kenny

29 September 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Sankey diagram providing a high-level view of the significant relationships from inputs through to final demand

I think that the data behind gross domestic...

Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

11 September 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Construction view of cranes in Hong Kong.

Buildings often use much more material than is...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

25 June 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Macademia Nuts growing on the tree.

If the world is going to feed its growing and...

Eike Sindlinger

Eike Sindlinger

09 June 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Plane over a city.

Our insatiable thirst for air travel and air...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

02 June 2014 / 10 Comment(s)

Wrigley Field.

In the end, all buildings are temporary. A poorly...

Shane Day

Shane Day

07 April 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Colliding particles abstract.

Small modular reactors aren’t a new concept...

Simon Barber

Simon Barber

31 March 2014 / 10 Comment(s)

Spell of the vertebra

Whole life-cycle carbon assessment must become...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

27 March 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Image of a sub station.

Energy storage is vital for maximising the...

Steve Saunders

Steve Saunders

13 March 2014 / 29 Comment(s)

Industrial factory belching smoke

There’s not a nation on Earth where the...

Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt

30 January 2014 / 13 Comment(s)

Ship entering a dock in the Panama Canal

I believe that infrastructure has the power to...

Bill Grose

Bill Grose

31 October 2013 / 8 Comment(s)

A digital display screen mounted on the outside of the CIC Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong, shows energy generated and consumed by the building as well as the building's carbon footprint. Credit and copyright Arup.

When it comes to cutting carbon, current...

Chris Twinn

Chris Twinn

02 July 2013 / 11 Comment(s)

Three bowls of porridge labelled 'Too hot', 'Too cold', 'Just right'. Source Fotolia ref 11154121.

How do you decide on the perfect energy source to...

Alan Thomson

Alan Thomson

24 April 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Multi-way power socket with plugs

Is the answer to the energy demands of our...

James Johnston

James Johnston

07 February 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Some people say that the UK can’t afford to be the first country to develop a low-carbon economy. I say that we can’t afford not to be. We must do what’s right and take the brave decision to lead the way. Much like the Shackleton...

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

01 February 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

The UK’s brave ambitions to complete its 80% reduction in total carbon dioxide emissions over the next 38 years will have major implications for the UK’s infrastructure networks. One of the main ways to reduce carbon emissions will be...

Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman

13 December 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

It’s time to stop talking about sustainability. Sustainability as a word has come to embody everything from reducing carbon emissions to increasing profit. It is a word that has become amorphous and increasingly meaningless through overuse...

Gemma Playford

Gemma Playford

29 November 2012 / 18 Comment(s)

How well optimised do you think the structure of the building you are sitting in is? By that I mean, how close to its limit is the material holding up the building? How much of that material is redundant? I think the answer to the last question...

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

24 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

3D illustration / model of the carbon molecules in a sheet of graphene. Source Fotolia. © nobeastsofierce.

New materials and their associated applications...

Joe Sumners

Joe Sumners

04 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Cars and lorries on a Belfast motorway. Photo credit: Andrew Hazard Photography and Design.

During my time at Arup I've seen the...

Peter Head

Peter Head

19 July 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

How can we, as engineers and designers, help hit the target of reducing greenhouse gas emission levels by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050? In its Infrastructure Trajectory, the Institution of Civil Engineers concludes that whole-life carbon assessment...

Nick O'Riordan

Nick O'Riordan

12 July 2012 / 6 Comment(s)

I think businesses that want to prosper in the long term need to take a soul-searching look at what it means to operate in a sustainable way. The truth might hurt, but the rewards are worth it. Today, most shareholders, communities, governments and...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

24 May 2012 / 75 Comment(s)

Two men playing a board game outside.

Could our children be equally happy, or even...

Hannes Kunz

Hannes Kunz

17 May 2012 / 13 Comment(s)

Designers and engineers dream of creating highly responsive building façades that mimic nature and change in response to their environment. Like flowers, they would open and close in relation to the light. This is a new field of research but...

Jan Wurm

Jan Wurm

15 May 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

A close up of an aerosol can

Cooling is becoming an increasingly hot topic. As...

Michael Trousdell

Michael Trousdell

12 April 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Air pollution billows from one of four factory chimneys.

As you may have heard, the new carbon price is...

Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey

13 October 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

It is often thought that we can engineer our way out of problems, manmade and natural. Sea walls are designed to protect against storm surges, tsunamis and hurricanes. Buildings are designed for life safety during an earthquake. There are endless...

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

20 August 2011 / 0 Comment(s)