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Young girl shows an elderly lady how to operate a laptop. CC photo by Michael Mandiberg.

‘Designing cities for all’ is easy to...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 January 2017 / 16 Comment(s)

Refugee camp in Greece

Migration is a natural human phenomenon, but not...

Serena Girani

Serena Girani

19 January 2017 / 8 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)

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)

Are our developments really improving health?

To address the pressures of growing and ageing...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

29 September 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Sharing economy

I believe we should start to consider the...

Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

16 May 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Imaginary poster for use in China marketing Great Northern England as a visitor destination. Arup visualisation

I believe the UK’s Northern Powerhouse is...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

04 April 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Stations design for new mobility

There’s plenty of excitement building about...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

07 March 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Human interaction in city design

Cities are our future. Urban populations are...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

03 March 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Participants in the London Plan charette

I’m convinced that cities need to think...

Chloe Salisbury

Chloe Salisbury

28 January 2016 / 1 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)

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)

Municipal open space at Tempelhof Airfield in Berlin. Credit: Ryan Falconer

A lot of municipalities want to plan for more...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

07 May 2015 / 14 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)

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)

Dubai skyscrapers. Credit: Zsuzsanna Schreck

Current UN projections show that there will be 11...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

06 October 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Green wall of Singapore School of the Arts. Credit Darren Soh

Private developers are being pushed to...

Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson

18 September 2014 / 2 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)

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)

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)

Screengrab from 'Collaborative Community Map, a Google-maps driven tool developed by Arup to encourage greater community engagement on planning projects.

Engaging with stakeholders and the community is...

Marissa Powell

Marissa Powell

28 August 2013 / 4 Comment(s)

Looking out across the London skyline from a naturally lit corridor in the Central St Giles Bloomsbury development. Credit: © Hufton+Crow/L&G

Embracing daylight is critical to sustainable...

Florence Lam

Florence Lam

10 July 2013 / 9 Comment(s)

The interior of a modern data centre. Hard drives mounted in rows of racks. Source: Fotolia #41283463.

Putting data centres at the heart of Smart Cities...

Michael Beaven

Michael Beaven

12 June 2013 / 6 Comment(s)