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Thames Barrier

By introducing the dimension of time into the...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

13 April 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)

Sage Gateshead, a concert venue (arena) and centre for musical education.

In my view, while infrastructure and services are...

Matthew Atwood

Matthew Atwood

12 January 2017 / 4 Comment(s)

Urban wetland, London Wetland Centre

Since the dawn of civilisation, settlements and...

Phil Denton

Phil Denton

08 December 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

Achieving resilient power and clean air

In designing a building’s energy system,...

Christine McHugh

Christine McHugh

27 October 2016 / 7 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)

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)

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)

Connecting young people with nature

Reconnecting young people with nature will build...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 May 2016 / 15 Comment(s)

Rail resilience and beating the malware threat

Major cyber-security stories have become a...

Nadim Choudhary

Nadim Choudhary

09 May 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Building designed for the future

Cities across the globe are facing increasing...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

21 March 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Metrocable cable cars, Medellin, Colombia

Across the world urban planners are adopting...

Christoforos Romanos

Christoforos Romanos

04 February 2016 / 3 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)

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)

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)

PV panels in the Mojave Desert, California. Credit: Chris Brosz

Energy is the backbone of every civilisation,...

Justin Wimbush

Justin Wimbush

30 November 2015 / 4 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)

Waterway in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Credit: Paul Carstairs / Arup

I firmly believe that well-designed landscapes...

David Thompson

David Thompson

06 July 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

Hunter's Point South waterfront park

How should cities respond to the threat of...

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy

29 June 2015 / 1 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)

Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul. Credit: riNux

Rivers are phenomenal assets, but they can also...

Will McBain

Will McBain

22 June 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Copenhagen district heating plant on the horizon

There’s plenty of discussion about...

Afaan Naqvi

Afaan Naqvi

02 April 2015 / 10 Comment(s)

Graphic illustrating the state of Japan four years after the multi-hazards hit.

Natural and man-made disasters can strike...

Piet Lycke

Piet Lycke

30 March 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Mangrove estuary

Like all other species, we exploit our local...

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

05 February 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Cityscape of London.

People need public spaces in bad times as well as...

Dima Zogheib

Dima Zogheib

12 January 2015 / 4 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)

Maintenance hanger. Credit: Ken Newman

When it comes to planes, there should be no such...

Nadim Choudhary

Nadim Choudhary

23 October 2014 / 3 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)

Gerald Desmond Bridge at night

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

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

14 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)

Hazard Owl world map of natural disasters

An essential part of resilience in the face of...

Tim Mote

Tim Mote

21 July 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

San Francisco.

If San Francisco were to experience a repeat of...

Ibrahim Almufti

Ibrahim Almufti

15 April 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Brazil cityscape.

Throughout history, cities have demonstrated...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

10 April 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Sandbank.

Recent storms have focussed attention on coastal...

Jenny Adams

Jenny Adams

25 March 2014 / 7 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)

How would you like to save your organisation half a million dollars a year and increase its market share? Then I believe you need to take an integrated approach to corporate resilience. When corporations are designing their offices, factories or...

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

25 September 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Local tradesmen constructing a stone home, Pakistani Administered Kashmir, early 2006 .Credit Kubilây Hiçyilmaz. Copyright Arup.

Making better use of stone for building could be...

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

29 May 2013 / 14 Comment(s)

Damage to Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch CBD following the earthquake on 22 February 2011. Image credit NZ Defence Force. Creative Commons via Flickr.

Base isolation is seismic...

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

16 April 2013 / 25 Comment(s)

Large natural disasters severely damage power infrastructure and hundreds of minor storms regularly disrupt power networks around the world. As we face a future made less certain by the effects of climate change, I believe microgrids can help us...

Russell Carr

Russell Carr

20 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)

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)

It's time more chief executive officers owned up to the need for, and embraced, point-to-point navigation to steer their businesses. This means going forward in logical, small steps – and turning back to look for another direction if it...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

17 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)

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)

The bridge building team standing on the finished bridge.

Sam Goldwyn once said, “Never make...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

20 December 2012 / 0 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)

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)

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)

How can we, as engineers and designers, help hit the target of reducing greenhouse gas emission levels by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050? In its Infrastructure Trajectory, the Institution of Civil Engineers concludes that whole-life carbon assessment...

Nick O'Riordan

Nick O'Riordan

12 July 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)

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)

Repairs being undertaken to buildings in Christchurch

Following the disastrous earthquakes that have...

Andrew Wisdom

Andrew Wisdom

17 February 2012 / 5 Comment(s)

Reading through a couple of pieces recently about heat mapping for district heating systems and another about rethinking city resilience took me back to Sarajevo during the Bosnian conflict and some real-life lessons in innovation and resilience...

James Kenny

James Kenny

13 June 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

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

David Singleton

David Singleton

13 June 2011 / 1 Comment(s)