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Group of people holding pinwheels with wind turbines in the background.

A viable energy future is one that is owned by...

Ida Karlsson

Ida Karlsson

23 March 2017 / 2 Comment(s)

'The Harvesters' by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Wikimedia Commons

Have we become too detached from our landscapes...

Andrew Tempany

Andrew Tempany

02 February 2017 / 2 Comment(s)

Are our developments really improving health?

To address the pressures of growing and ageing...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

29 September 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Walking towards stronger communities

Social interaction between people is a...

Chiara Fraticelli

Chiara Fraticelli

08 September 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Rethinking the heritage of parks

34 million people in the UK regularly visit...

Andrew Tempany

Andrew Tempany

04 August 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Buildings must promote healthy communities. Credit: Ben Richardson

As place-makers we have to contend with and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

05 May 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Metrocable cable cars, Medellin, Colombia

Across the world urban planners are adopting...

Christoforos Romanos

Christoforos Romanos

04 February 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Cape Town Station travellers. Credit: Caroline Sohie

How can you build a bridge without considering...

Caroline Sohie

Caroline Sohie

21 December 2015 / 4 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)

Shoreditch cafe, London.

If planners are ever going to create stable,...

Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams

12 June 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Sandbank.

Recent storms have focussed attention on coastal...

Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams

25 March 2014 / 7 Comment(s)

London’s proposed Garden Bridge

I have a simple solution for cities with...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

20 March 2014 / 35 Comment(s)

If we’re to tackle the impacts of climate change, we must make water sensitive urban design (WSUD) a legal requirement. By combining a range of different measures, WSUD captures, stores, uses and slowly dissipates water – reducing...

David Evans

David Evans

12 March 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Segregated, tree-lined pedestrian and cycle lanes in Hong Kong. Credit Chris Choy. Copyright Arup/Chris Choy.

Too often transport planners are focussed on...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

06 March 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

One of the most popular questions that healthcare facilities professionals are often asked is “what will the hospital of the future look like?” Historically it has been about finding a fit between population and bed distribution and the...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

07 February 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

Burned brush on a hillside, after a wildfire destroyed all the vegetation.

The recent devastating bushfires in Tasmania show...

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

10 January 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Les salines royales d'Arc et Senans - an example of an early planned community. (Credit Ortillebis | Source Flickr | Creative Commons)

Visiting a new settlement planned on utopian...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

29 October 2012 / 12 Comment(s)

Close up view of two cyclists competing in a race. Source: iStock.

Having never watched professional cycling before...

Faith Wainwright

Faith Wainwright

12 September 2012 / 7 Comment(s)

Cyclists and a jogger in Brisbane's Powerhouse Park. Credit Brisbane City Council (Creative Commons / Flickr)

The planning of new places or renewal of areas...

Marissa Powell

Marissa Powell

08 August 2012 / 1 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)

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 / 5 Comment(s)

I love it when people take ownership of the places they inhabit, co-evolving them with their native environment in the same way that nature creates all its niches. So in this short piece I want to share what I think will shape the future of places,...

Thomas Ugo Ermacora

Thomas Ugo Ermacora

17 May 2012 / 0 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)