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Wellbeing graphic.

An organisation that is first and foremost...

Liz Swinstead

Liz Swinstead

20 April 2017 / 6 Comment(s)

Sheep all standing together, looking the same way - not challenging the status quo.

Education providers at all levels have a duty to...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

02 March 2017 / 0 Comment(s)

Water treatment works

It’s the most essential element to human...

Chris Luebkeman

Chris Luebkeman

09 January 2017 / 3 Comment(s)

Power station in operation

A common problem government regulators have to...

Sergey Rozhenko

Sergey Rozhenko

21 December 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Branch and leaf structure in close up

I believe that if engineers drew more inspiration...

Michele Mak

Michele Mak

15 December 2016 / 8 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)

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)

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)

Wandoo offshore platform. © Stevenson, Kinder & Scott

Offshore infrastructure isn’t just...

Gordon Jackson

Gordon Jackson

19 May 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

Making innovation real

Faced with ambitious goals but often highly...

Savina Carluccio

Savina Carluccio

21 April 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Human interaction in city design

Cities are our future. Urban populations are...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

03 March 2016 / 6 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)

Start-up word cloud

Intrapreneurship is about encouraging employees...

Berk Kincioglu

Berk Kincioglu

12 November 2015 / 8 Comment(s)

Construction site with crane

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

Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart

12 October 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Running sequence of a man with a prosthetic leg

Engineers have an increasing role in the medical...

Yin Shan Ho

Yin Shan Ho

03 September 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Water restriction sign on a dry lawn. © Creative Commons Credit: Kevin Cortopassi

You’ve probably heard about the energy...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 August 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Man walking in torrential rain. Credit: Antonio Rocha

Technological advances are driving massive...

Daniel Lambert

Daniel Lambert

30 July 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

Ben Gurion International Airport, Airside Terminal. Credit: Alan Karchmer

In countries including the UK, America and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

20 July 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Timber building, Embassy for Refugees. Credit: Natasha Reid

When you think of innovation in the built...

Luca Buzzoni

Luca Buzzoni

16 July 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

House with solar panels on the roof

If you’ve seen the video of Elon Musk's...

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

18 May 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Hy-Fi - a circular tower of organic bricks. Credit © Arup

We are on the cusp of a third...

Richard Boyd

Richard Boyd

30 April 2015 / 23 Comment(s)

I-beams in construction

I don’t believe the most effective way to...

Malcolm Turpin

Malcolm Turpin

09 April 2015 / 14 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)

The Water Cube at the Beijing Olympic park by night

Freed from an obsession with standardisation for...

Alvise Simondetti

Alvise Simondetti

19 January 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Rhino walking on rope in the sky.

Numerous indicators and enquiries show that the...

Terry Hill

Terry Hill

15 January 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Image of genetic algorithms.

Will we ever see computers take over from...

Peng Liu

Peng Liu

24 November 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Security concept image

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

Irene Ng

Irene Ng

20 November 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

University of Aberdeen - New Library. Credit: Adam Mørk

Are you an engineer or a designer? Would you be...

Erin Morrow

Erin Morrow

17 November 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Electric vehicle being refuelled

We need to start thinking about how electric...

Andrew Peterman

Andrew Peterman

09 October 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Accessible levels at Ed Roberts Campus. Credit: Paul Barnard

Throughout history architecture has been used to...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

02 October 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Ticket barriers in Town Hall Station, Sydney. Credit Anthony Crescini

Imagine if you didn’t have to plan and book...

Volker Buscher

Volker Buscher

25 September 2014 / 5 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)

flushing toilet.

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

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 April 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

HaloIPT vehicle

How do you find the next winning idea, whether...

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

27 November 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Black and white photo of Lennart Grut, Ted Happold and Peter Rice.

‘What is the role of an engineer?’ I...

Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

20 December 2012 / 10 Comment(s)

Fountains in Barcelona. Credit Rachel Armstrong.

It’s been an exhilarating month working...

Rachel Armstrong

Rachel Armstrong

31 May 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Innovation is critical to economic growth, progress, and the fate of the planet. Although innovation may seem to happen at random, planners and politicians could take advantage of patterns that emerge to encourage innovation and growth.  One...

Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

17 May 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

In India, people built bridges from living tree roots – letting the plant do the difficult job of crossing the river. Credit

Although many people have tried to improve our...

Koert van Mensvoort

Koert van Mensvoort

25 April 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

The launch of the US$25 Raspberry Pi – a credit-card sized computer built by a charity on open source principles – makes programming on pretty capable hardware widely accessible. Add to this the huge amount of data, such as maps,...

Peter Edwards

Peter Edwards

30 March 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Video monitors showing the activities of people across a town.

As Google hits the headlines for changes to its...

Volker Buscher

Volker Buscher

08 March 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Photovoltaic panels on the roof of BP Headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. Credit Adrian Campbell. Copyright Arup.

The recent news that Kodak has filed for...

Andrew Lerpiniere

Andrew Lerpiniere

09 February 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

The Social Firefly light installation

In creating the Social Firefly – an artwork...

Jason McDermott

Jason McDermott

18 January 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Theatre stalls and boxes

Chairing a recent debate at the Barbican in...

Rob Harris

Rob Harris

29 November 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

Diagram showing the Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric Vehicle, charging using HaloIPT technology.

The formal announcement that the global...

John Miles

John Miles

16 November 2011 / 2 Comment(s)

Spiralling concrete ramps of the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Arup's first project completed in 1935. Copyright Arup." title="Spiralling concrete ramps of the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Arup's first project completed in 1935. Copyright Arup.

Good design is cool, right? Definitely. But good...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

04 November 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

Staff in Arup's Melbourne office review plans. Credit Larry Pitt. Copyright Arup/Larry Pitt

We are living in unforgiving, unpredictable times...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

12 October 2011 / 2 Comment(s)