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Affordable housing on a brownfield site.

A long-term lack of house building, and a...

Duncan Laird

Duncan Laird

10 November 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Cyclists in Copenhagen

I think active transport...

Brendan Cuddihy

Brendan Cuddihy

26 October 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

Home insulation retrofit

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

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

10 November 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Rapid urbanisation is a worldwide phenomenon, with uncontrolled urban sprawl being a major problem in many developing countries. In the UK where our planning system has encouraged the compact city model, concerns relate to the failure of new house...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

01 August 2013 / 12 Comment(s)

A workman lays insulation in an attic.  Source: iStock ref 17805737

Recently I spent my weekends, mental energy and...

Joan Ko

Joan Ko

01 August 2013 / 16 Comment(s)

A crane lowers a prefabricated wall into place as part of a prefabricated home assembly. Source istock #7289024.

I first encountered Ove Arup in 1964 when I was...

Peter Lennard

Peter Lennard

01 May 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)

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)

Money on a domestic heating radiator, signifying the cost of heating. Sourced from iStock.

In the UK, fuel poverty in the social housing...

Steve Pimlott

Steve Pimlott

16 August 2012 / 6 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)

How can building design reduce the spread of tuberculosis?Haiti has the highest TB rate in the Americas. In 2007 it had an estimated 306 TB cases per 100,000 people compared with 4.4 per 100,000 in the US. Up to 70% of people in certain housing...

Ewan Smith

Ewan Smith

31 May 2011 / 4 Comment(s)