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Living roof in Mayfair, London.

Natural cliffs in the landscape play home to a...

Tessa Brunette

Tessa Brunette

06 April 2017 / 1 Comment(s)

Power station in operation

A common problem government regulators have to...

Sergey Rozhenko

Sergey Rozhenko

21 December 2016 / 2 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)

Urban wetland, London Wetland Centre

Since the dawn of civilisation, settlements and...

Phil Denton

Phil Denton

08 December 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

UK container port (Southampton)

Over 80% of the world’s products and...

Ana Ulanovsky

Ana Ulanovsky

01 December 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Sewage treatment plant on the Isle of Man

Worldwide, there is a growing understanding of...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

17 November 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

Systemic risks of interconnected infrastructure

Today’s infrastructure networks are...

Oliver Pritchard

Oliver Pritchard

13 October 2016 / 0 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)

How the digital world is shaping our cities

In the digital era, in order to thrive cities...

Ran Wang

Ran Wang

08 August 2016 / 5 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)

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)

How can cities benefit from becoming digital platforms?

Faced with growing populations and the increasing...

Ben Cooper-Woolley

Ben Cooper-Woolley

18 July 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Is a solar powered grid about to become a reality?

For decades solar power has held out the...

Bas Simpson

Bas Simpson

30 June 2016 / 15 Comment(s)

The value of airports as economic regions

Airports have a lot of untapped economic...

Pablo Lazo

Pablo Lazo

16 June 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

A fiscal measure for flooding?

Flood mapping around the world uses the concept...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

13 June 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Basic income: the key to decentralisation. Credit: Generation Basic Income © Creative Commons

On June 5th the Swiss have the opportunity to...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

02 June 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Connecting young people with nature

Reconnecting young people with nature will build...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 May 2016 / 15 Comment(s)

Wandoo offshore platform. © Stevenson, Kinder & Scott

Offshore infrastructure isn’t just...

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

19 May 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Smarter electricity in developing nations

I want to argue that next-generation smart...

Sergey Rozhenko

Sergey Rozhenko

25 April 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Making innovation real

Faced with ambitious goals but often highly...

Savina Carluccio

Savina Carluccio

21 April 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Safe geotechnics by observation. Leaning tower of Pisa.

In geotechnics more than in other engineering...

Francesco Petrella

Francesco Petrella

31 March 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Credit: Thomas Graham

Across the world, governments and sports fans...

Matt Lally

Matt Lally

08 February 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Untouched catchment area in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia. Credit: David Hetherington

Large swathes of our landscape have been greatly...

David Hetherington

David Hetherington

01 February 2016 / 17 Comment(s)

Vegetation growing wild around man-made structures

It’s time to reconsider all our assumptions...

Wilfred Lau

Wilfred Lau

25 January 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

City park

In the face of increasingly constrained public...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

07 January 2016 / 11 Comment(s)

Work on Grand Union Canal, Birmingham. Credit: Jonathan Berg

Why not prioritise canal towpaths for cyclists?...

Nicholas Berg

Nicholas Berg

04 January 2016 / 15 Comment(s)

Hunters Point South. Credit: Charles Aydlett

It’s now accepted that green infrastructure...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

10 December 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Ramsey Town Sewerage System in the UK

In the UK, when we talk about sustainable...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

02 November 2015 / 17 Comment(s)

Cyclists in Copenhagen

I think active transport...

Brendan Cuddihy

Brendan Cuddihy

26 October 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

Construction site with crane

Waiting for a Sunday train recently, I observed...

Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart

12 October 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Photo voltaic panels on BP Headquarters building, Cape Town, SA. Credit: Adrian Campbell

Smart grids could deliver a flexible, affordable,...

Maria Brucoli

Maria Brucoli

07 September 2015 / 43 Comment(s)

North Melbourne Station. Credit: Peter Hyatt

In growing cities, local governments are...

Rob Turk

Rob Turk

27 July 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Lighting at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Credit: Darren Soh

Imagine if your lights could talk to you and to...

Francesco Anselmo

Francesco Anselmo

14 May 2015 / 7 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)

Busy airport check-in

As engineers, we’re used to designing for...

Alan Newbold

Alan Newbold

12 March 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Café within King's Cross station with innovative use of lighting

Stations have increasingly become transitional,...

Nille Juul-Sorensen

Nille Juul-Sorensen

23 February 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

Pedestrians strolling on a repurposed disused railway - the High Line in New York

Growing global demand for infrastructure, driven...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

09 February 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Earthquake damage to a bridge in Kobe, Japan. Credit Damon Lee

Just because earthquakes are unlikely in areas of...

Tim Mote

Tim Mote

11 December 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being touted as the...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

08 December 2014 / 15 Comment(s)

Security concept image

Today, data belongs to whoever collects it, or to...

Irene Ng

Irene Ng

20 November 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Guangzhou Rail Station. Credit: Hufton+Crow

China is showing the rest of the world how to...

Michael Kwok

Michael Kwok

27 October 2014 / 1 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)

Artist's impression of a future interchange

Data growth, flexible working, and changing...

Leszek Dobrovolsky

Leszek Dobrovolsky

22 September 2014 / 26 Comment(s)

Cyclists and pedestrians on a London street. Credit: Thomas Graham

In London, streets make up 80% of public space....

Claire McConnell

Claire McConnell

15 September 2014 / 22 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)

Gerald Desmond Bridge at night

What should a bridge, railway, pipeline or other...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

14 August 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Rocket and Earth

Space elevators are a permanent infrastructure...

Peter Debney

Peter Debney

07 July 2014 / 11 Comment(s)

Shoreditch cafe, London.

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

Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams

12 June 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Plane over a city.

Our insatiable thirst for air travel and air...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

02 June 2014 / 10 Comment(s)

Rail signals.

People are travelling more than ever before...

Tony Vidago

Tony Vidago

22 May 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

flushing toilet.

In many countries of the world, there is...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 April 2014 / 2 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)

The recent announcement that the UK government has finally struck a deal to build a much-needed nuclear power station is good news. But overall I am increasingly frustrated about the way the delivery of major infrastructure projects is treated as a...

Duncan Wilkinson

Duncan Wilkinson

31 October 2013 / 12 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)

Vans, cars and people congest a road in Johannesburg, South Africa. Copyright Arup.

What makes cities vibrant and successful? Top of...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

09 October 2013 / 16 Comment(s)

There is much to agree with in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ State of the Nation report on UK transport, published a week or two ago. I would argue that the key challenge for the UK is reforming the machinery of government to unlock...

Alexander Jan

Alexander Jan

04 July 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Developing underground is an increasingly attractive and economically viable option for crowded cities. In high-density urban areas, pressure for space is sparking interest in building downwards as well as upwards. Cities including Hong Kong,...

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace

19 June 2013 / 7 Comment(s)

Infrastructure is a critical element to the development and competitiveness of nations across the globe. Yet there is often a gulf between those who plan their infrastructure on the basis of a strategic vision and those who look only at the narrower...

Christopher Tunnell

Christopher Tunnell

12 June 2013 / 8 Comment(s)

Since the global financial crisis in 2007, the UK’s political discourse has been greatly concerned about rebalancing the economy and moving away from a London-centric worldview with an economy overly weighted on financial services. Yet the...

Tim Chapman

Tim Chapman

23 May 2013 / 2 Comment(s)

An empty car park. Source Fotolia.

The advent of automated vehicles offers us a...

Josef Hargrave

Josef Hargrave

14 February 2013 / 70 Comment(s)

Another year, another World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As an attendee, the first thing you notice is just how busy it is. Economists, politicians, business leaders, journalists, trade groups and NGO specialists, all rushing between...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

31 January 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

Queensland's Wivenhoe dam with floodgates open. Source: Fotolia. Copyright: daphot75

If infrastructure is to be truly sustainable, we...

David Singleton

David Singleton

24 January 2013 / 4 Comment(s)

A booming Asia creates opportunities to export Australia’s sustainability skills and knowledge. But first, we must show through independent assessment that we can build more sustainably in Australia. Key to this will be sustainability ratings...

Romily Madew

Romily Madew

24 January 2013 / 0 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)

By taking advantage of increased efficiencies, developing on a precinct or neighbourhood scale creates smarter and more liveable communities than thinking on a building-by-building level. Realising the benefits of this approach requires a...

Joan Ko

Joan Ko

21 November 2012 / 16 Comment(s)

London Thames Barrier. Source Fotolia # 30649864.

Despite calls for massive investment in flood...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

08 November 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Extract from a visualisation of noise levels associated with a major motorway junction. Credit and copyright Arup.

Do you digest data more effectively if it’s...

Ben Cooper-Woolley

Ben Cooper-Woolley

23 August 2012 / 8 Comment(s)

Passengers inside the Sky Plaza terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Credit Marcel Lam Photography.

In the competitive world of global aviation,...

Ronan Delaney

Ronan Delaney

16 August 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

I’m based in Singapore currently and was in Hong Kong previously, and over the last 15 years I’ve seen first-hand how cities in this region are building successful urban metro systems. They’ve used their mass transit systems to...

Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan

16 August 2012 / 3 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)

High-speed data and mobile communications technology is allowing us to think differently about how we plan and develop urban spaces, making cities a platform for plug and play applications. Australia is currently rolling out a national broadband...

Michelle Tabet

Michelle Tabet

02 August 2012 / 5 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)

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)

There is no doubt that this remains among the most difficult economic environments we have faced in decades. In the wake of the US housing and banking collapse and Eurozone volatility, the impact of the crisis still reverberates far and wide across...

Terry Hill

Terry Hill

14 June 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

The European Parliament recently agreed to a...

Alexander Jan

Alexander Jan

14 June 2012 / 2 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)

Workers in London's Canary Wharf taking a break in Jubilee Park. Source: iStock

Nature and cities can live together successfully...

Ian Lanchbury

Ian Lanchbury

24 May 2012 / 25 Comment(s)

Ancient Roman ruins. Source iStock.

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a...

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

03 May 2012 / 9 Comment(s)

Graphic of cogs superimposed over a map of the world: "We imagine the world through machines. We problem-solve using the machine as our metaphor for understanding our environment and its resources." (Source: iStock)

If it were possible to make a time-lapse film of...

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong

25 April 2012 / 10 Comment(s)

Graphic showing the word value

In Australia, as elsewhere, public-private...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

12 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

The past two years have brought highs and lows for infrastructure and property investors around the world. In Australia, I’ve watched several large, complex infrastructure projects go awry as a result of unforeseen technical and operational...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

04 April 2012 / 3 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)

Lego blocks to illustrate "[Agile city design] means thinking more Legoland than Disneyland.

If we are to make cities work for people in the...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

23 March 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

A busy street in India

Back in January, I was on a panel for an...

Chris Luebkeman

Chris Luebkeman

23 February 2012 / 7 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)

If the UK’s building sector supply chain is to achieve energy efficiency targets it will need to overcome an accepted culture of fragmentation and recognise the value in working together. You don’t have to look far to see the benefits...

Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson

15 December 2011 / 25 Comment(s)

Today (29 November 2011), the UK Chancellor made his Autumn Statement against a backdrop of tough economic forecasts for the country. The Office for Budget Responsibility is forecasting growth of just 0.7% in 2012, which comes on the back of a...

Robert Care

Robert Care

29 November 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

I am arguing against the motion in an Arup-organised debate that “This house believes that London will never have world class integrated transport infrastructure”. Why? Because I believe that London already has world-class integrated...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

17 November 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

The Melbourne Skyline. Copyright Martin Saunders Photography. (Arup ref 83142-11)" title="The Melbourne Skyline. Copyright Martin Saunders Photography. (Arup ref 83142-11)

Like many countries, Australia is becoming...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

04 November 2011 / 3 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)