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3D printed Daedalus Pavilion

Designers’ novel thinking about data,...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

30 March 2017 / 6 Comment(s)

Hurricane Sandy newspaper headline collage

I think organisations need to plan and prepare...

Maria Sunyer Pinya

Maria Sunyer Pinya

16 March 2017 / 0 Comment(s)

Chart showing Energy and Climate Change related Google search results in Dec 2016

Climate Change has received the biggest internet...

Szilvia Doczi

Szilvia Doczi

14 December 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Organising for success: city resilience needs collaboration

Habitat III is the Third United Nations...

Laura Frost

Laura Frost

20 October 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

Habitat III calls for sustainability for all

Since its original Habitat I declaration, signed...

Sachin Bhoite

Sachin Bhoite

17 October 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Challenges for a smarter energy system

We live in a world of smart phones, smart cities,...

Szilvia Doczi

Szilvia Doczi

06 October 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Green building envelopes for lower city temperatures

The ongoing march to greater urbanisation...

Rudi Scheuermann

Rudi Scheuermann

15 September 2016 / 13 Comment(s)

Building with nature to create sustainable cities

Rapid urbanisation and migration continue to...

Jenna Beckett

Jenna Beckett

11 August 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Urban climate change resilience is vital

In the last decade the understanding of the...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

28 July 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

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)

Brexit lessons for climate change

I was shocked and saddened when, on the 23rd of...

Thomas Hurst

Thomas Hurst

14 July 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Abandoned car in flood waters

With the confirmation during autumn 2015 that...

David Wilkes

David Wilkes

07 December 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Tottenham Court Road - rebuilt ahead of the Crossrail opening

As an engineer, I think I have a duty to address...

Kristian Steele

Kristian Steele

03 December 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

UK wind farm. Credit: Peter Jones

Ultimately, tackling climate change is about...

Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford

26 November 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Chimneys: one emiting smoke

All eyes will soon be on the approaching COP21...

Harriet O'Brien

Harriet O'Brien

23 November 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

M&S Newcastle store with green wall. Credit: David Charlton Photography

Would your retail property withstand a flood,...

Polly Turton

Polly Turton

10 August 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Disposal of radio active waste

I think countries should embrace the idea of...

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

23 July 2015 / 13 Comment(s)

White sand dunes

Through history, human intelligence has enabled...

Silole Menezes

Silole Menezes

13 July 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Children playing in the Napo River

Remote rural communities, which have long lived...

Laura Frost

Laura Frost

25 June 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Louvres on the the PeopleBuilding in Hemel Hempstead, UK. Credit: Chris Gascoigne

It seems the easiest way to achieve an optimum...

Jacob Knight

Jacob Knight

23 April 2015 / 12 Comment(s)

A stormwater system, Bay Meadows in San Francisco Bay Area. Credit: Jack Mong

More and more cities around the world are...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

15 April 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Home insulation retrofit

Do you have to choose between heating and eating?...

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

10 November 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Wastewater treatment ponds. Credit: Philip Songa.

Cities worldwide are facing problems caused by...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

20 October 2014 / 13 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)

Flooded river in Vietnam

It’s good to talk, and I believe that small...

Simon Power

Simon Power

11 August 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Corals at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

I feel strongly that businesses should consider...

Rory Canavan

Rory Canavan

24 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Molecules.

As scientists get closer to achieving nuclear...

Steve Cowley

Steve Cowley

19 June 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Brazil cityscape.

Throughout history, cities have demonstrated...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

10 April 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

graphic of solution

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to...

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

21 February 2014 / 33 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)

2014 has kicked off with a host of news stories reminding us about some of the big issues we wrestle with at Arup every day – risk, resilience and climate change. North America is in the deep freeze with ice storms and temperatures plunging...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

15 January 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Easter Island statues, representative of a collapsed civilisation

Perhaps the most sensitive, heart-breaking, yet...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

08 January 2014 / 28 Comment(s)

I believe that engineers and environment professionals can help create a low-carbon built environment where climate change mitigation is ‘locked-in’, and where buildings and infrastructure are inherently resilient to a range of potential...

Will McBain

Will McBain

09 October 2013 / 5 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)

Tim Jarvis and crew on board the replica lifeboat, the Alexandra Shackleton, approach pack ice in the Southern Ocean after leaving Elephant Island. Credit Jo Stewart / Shackleton Epic

It’s amazing what you need to do to keep...

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

13 March 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

Inside a classroom of the sustainable kindergarten in Dwabor, Ghana.

School buildings play an important role in...

Hayley Gryc

Hayley Gryc

21 February 2013 / 11 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)

Airports around the world are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels and temperatures, plus changes in precipitation, are all putting airport infrastructure and operations at risk. Airports need to address this urgently, and...

Debra Lam

Debra Lam

14 January 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Black and white photograph taken in 1916 showing six men launching a small, boat into the ocean off an icy headland. [Credit: Probably by Frank Hurley, the expedition's photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons]

In January 2013, I’ll be part of the...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

31 October 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

A supermarket aisle of fresh vegetables. Source istock.

The recent droughts in the US and the protests by...

Jody Harris

Jody Harris

23 August 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Railway lines. Credit Giles Rocholl Photography.

With the frequency of 'once in a century' weather...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

08 August 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

View of a bridge in Songdo Central Park in South Korea. Credit and © HG Esch Fotografie.

Apparently, one out of five people choose to live...

Pablo Lazo

Pablo Lazo

12 July 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

The great intellectual property (IP) debate has been stoked up recently by discussion of issues such as ‘open source’ technology, and also here on Thoughts recently with the slice of anti-IP rhetoric that concluded Tristram...

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

28 June 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

How can we avert the impending environmental catastrophe? How can we stop the current avalanche of extinctions (including us), now that atmospheric CO2 levels have exceeded the much-feared ‘tipping point’ of 350ppm? Judging by the...

John Wood

John Wood

21 June 2012 / 45 Comment(s)

Opening ceremony for a dedicated health facility for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). Copyright Arup.

Improving the health of disadvantaged communities...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

31 May 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Pine saplings in an area of reforestation. (Source iStock).

Using the efficiency of the natural world to...

Peter Head

Peter Head

25 April 2012 / 7 Comment(s)

Large trees line Kingsway, a busy road in central London. Copyright Arup.

Planting large species trees in urban...

Tom Armour

Tom Armour

03 April 2012 / 15 Comment(s)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos in Switzerland is over for another year. The annual event took place against the sobering backdrop of the Euro-crisis and the continuing after-shocks from the global financial crisis. However, the mood...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

14 February 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Aerial view of Brisbane's award-winning Kurilpa Bridge illuminated at night. Copyright Department of Public Works.

As the end of 2011 rolls around, I’ve been...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

21 December 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

Treescape photo

Following Debra Lam’s engaging post on the...

Yusuf Raja

Yusuf Raja

07 December 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

Right now, the international community is...

Debra Lam

Debra Lam

29 November 2011 / 24 Comment(s)

The mouth of a tunnel on the Channel-Tunnel Rail Link route, which blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding Kent countryside. Copyright Arup." title="The mouth of a tunnel on the Channel-Tunnel Rail Link route, which blends almost seamlessly into the surrounding Kent countryside. Copyright Arup.

Why can’t grey infrastructure such as...

Ian Lanchbury

Ian Lanchbury

04 November 2011 / 12 Comment(s)

Chard and spinach growing in Arup's allotment in Bristol. Credit Matt Gitsham.

I’ve been excited about growing my own food...

Matt Gitsham

Matt Gitsham

11 September 2011 / 5 Comment(s)

The coast of Mero, Commonwealth of Dominica. Photographer Stephanie McGibbon. Copyright Arup/Stephanie McGibbon

Many people do not realise the crucial role that...

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

20 August 2011 / 1 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)

Those who run the world’s major cities are...

David Singleton

David Singleton

13 June 2011 / 1 Comment(s)