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Congestion and delivery vans in Jermyn Street, London. Photo credit: Kate Sanderson

Online retail continues to grow, and office...

Kate Sanderson

Kate Sanderson

27 April 2017 / 10 Comment(s)

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)

Tram on Santos Valongo waterfront

Is the Sustainable Urban Development model still...

Ghaith Tibi

Ghaith Tibi

22 December 2016 / 3 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)

It’s time for socially sustainable aviation

It is estimated that the aviation industry...

Aoibhin Flanagan

Aoibhin Flanagan

22 September 2016 / 7 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)

US Land Port of Entry, Van Buren, Maine. Credit: Paul Warchol Photography

Sustainability became a key built environment...

Fiona Cousins

Fiona Cousins

25 February 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

The Bullitt Center with solar PV roof in Seattle. © Creative Commons. Credit: Brad Kahn

For many years, sustainability in the built...

Martin Brown

Martin Brown

22 February 2016 / 5 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)

Pipes background - illustration

Design engineers often get very excited about...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

19 November 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Remnants of a Roman city wall inside the basement of One America Square, London

I believe cultural heritage – the tangible...

Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

15 October 2015 / 0 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 / 37 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)

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Credit: Timothy Hursley

Having lived and worked in both Singapore and...

Russell Cole

Russell Cole

05 May 2015 / 2 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)

Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong

If corporations want to compete successfully in...

Maria Montero

Maria Montero

04 August 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Talking heads.

To make sustainability meaningful, I think it...

Gerard Healey

Gerard Healey

03 July 2014 / 11 Comment(s)

Cardiff pedestrian crossing with no barriers.

It might not seem like an obvious place for a...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

16 June 2014 / 7 Comment(s)

Wrigley Field.

In the end, all buildings are temporary. A poorly...

Shane Day

Shane Day

07 April 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

graphic of solution

Gravity offers a simple and cheap way to...

Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

21 February 2014 / 33 Comment(s)

I believe that engineers and environment professionals can help create a low-carbon built environment where climate change mitigation is ‘locked-in’, and where buildings and infrastructure are inherently resilient to a range of potential...

Will McBain

Will McBain

09 October 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Arial view of the Eden Project complex in Cornwall. Credit Graham Gaunt.

I believe that, done responsibly, construction is...

Alistair Guthrie

Alistair Guthrie

05 September 2013 / 2 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)

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)

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)

To ensure successful futures, manufacturing businesses must balance product sustainability with business sustainability. As well as considering environmental, social and economic dimensions, they must also consider competitiveness, profitability and...

Conal Brown

Conal Brown

29 November 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

It’s time to stop talking about sustainability. Sustainability as a word has come to embody everything from reducing carbon emissions to increasing profit. It is a word that has become amorphous and increasingly meaningless through overuse...

Gemma Playford

Gemma Playford

29 November 2012 / 18 Comment(s)

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Source fotolia.

Six of the ten largest US cities are located in...

Vincent Lee

Vincent Lee

18 October 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

I believe we need to get away from an economic order based on ever-increasing consumption where individual wealth creation is seen as the most desirable or only goal. It is simply not sustainable, as Hannes Kunz pointed out in his Thoughts piece...

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

08 October 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Dubai metro train stands at a platform. Source: iStock.

When travelling on the Dubai Metro recently, I...

Stephen Bennett

Stephen Bennett

25 July 2012 / 6 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)

Jumper cables attached to a car battery. Against a white background. Source iStock.

While writing a report for a client, I recently...

Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper

05 July 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

A view of the Sydney Greenhouse by Joost - diners viewed through windows surrounded by 'living wall's of potted plants.

For those of you who haven’t heard, the...

Joost Bakker

Joost Bakker

28 June 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Grain Silos at the Guinness Brewery against a blue sky. Credit and copyright Norton Associates.

Reflecting on the surprising, delightful breadth...

Tristram Carfrae

Tristram Carfrae

07 June 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

It is twenty years since the first Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Later this month, the city will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20. After the debacle of COP15 in Denmark, there seems to be a...

Rob Turk

Rob Turk

31 May 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

A rank of London Cycle Scheme bikes in Whitechapel. Copyright Arup / Carmen Whitelock.

Do we need to own so many things? Does every...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

24 May 2012 / 6 Comment(s)

Sustainable city infographic. Copyright Arup.

As the current economic downturn looks set to...

Helen Jackson

Helen Jackson

22 November 2011 / 4 Comment(s)

Air pollution billows from one of four factory chimneys.

As you may have heard, the new carbon price is...

Peter Bailey

Peter Bailey

13 October 2011 / 0 Comment(s)

BedZed  Credit Chris Twinn. Copyright Arup/Chris Twinn.

Last year we celebrated the arrival in Melbourne...

Mike Rainbow

Mike Rainbow

30 August 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

The coast of Mero, Commonwealth of Dominica. Photographer Stephanie McGibbon. Copyright Arup/Stephanie McGibbon

Many people do not realise the crucial role that...

Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

20 August 2011 / 1 Comment(s)