Health

30 articles / Good health creates a better world, yet billions still lack adequate food, water, medicine and education, leading to inequality. Advances in medical treatments are creating huge dilemmas for policy-makers and present new challenges for global healthcare.

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Earthquake damage in Sichuan Dujiangyan, China

As engineers we have a responsibility to use our...

Ziggy Lubkowski

Ziggy Lubkowski

28 August 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong

If corporations want to compete successfully in...

Maria Montero

Maria Montero

04 August 2014 / 4 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 / 0 Comment(s)

Thinking robot

Does your work involve making strategic choices?...

Giulio Antonutto

Giulio Antonutto

10 July 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Corridor in the Harris Academy, South Norwood, London.

To what extent do we, as architects and...

Ann Marie Aguilar

Ann Marie Aguilar

28 April 2014 / 14 Comment(s)

Chinese city air pollution

Smog is now a firm feature on the political map...

Michael Kwok

Michael Kwok

06 February 2014 / 14 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)

On 4 July, Arup hosted UK Government Ministers, Vince Cable and Jo Swinson in our London office for the country’s first Employee Ownership Day. The initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the benefits of this type of management structure,...

Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

04 July 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Tim Jarvis and crew on board the replica lifeboat, the Alexandra Shackleton, approach pack ice in the Southern Ocean after leaving Elephant Island. Credit Jo Stewart / Shackleton Epic

It’s amazing what you need to do to keep...

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

13 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 / 6 Comment(s)

One of the most popular questions that healthcare facilities professionals are often asked is “what will the hospital of the future look like?” Historically it has been about finding a fit between population and bed distribution and the...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

07 February 2013 / 3 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)

Statue of Sir Winston Churchill.

Although leadership is taught at more...

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

17 January 2013 / 4 Comment(s)

Tim Jarvis sitting on a sledge in Antarctica.

In 1984 I picked up a book that changed my life....

Margot Morrell

Margot Morrell

10 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)

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)

Money on a domestic heating radiator, signifying the cost of heating. Sourced from iStock.

In the UK, fuel poverty in the social housing...

Steve Pimlott

Steve Pimlott

16 August 2012 / 6 Comment(s)

Engineers for Overseas Development Cardiff (EFOD) were approached by the Care & Share Foundation to design & construct an orphanage for 85 orphans in the town of Soroti, Uganda. Arup Engineers volunteered as part of EFOD on this project.

I recently invited global culture expert and...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

12 July 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

For large organisations, project prioritisation can be plagued by pet projects, emotional bargaining and unsubstantiated yet enticing claims of potential benefits. My advice would be to turn your thinking upside down and assess every project or...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

21 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)

Two men playing a board game outside.

Could our children be equally happy, or even...

Hannes Kunz

Hannes Kunz

17 May 2012 / 13 Comment(s)

Munich's Allianz Arena at night. Programmable lighting enables the exterior can be changed to reflect the colours of the team using the venue. Credit Ulrich Rossman.

The UK has a goal of attracting 80 international...

Nick Merridew

Nick Merridew

20 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Graphic showing the word value

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

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

12 April 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Medical staff examining x-rays

With debate raging in the UK about legislation to...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

29 February 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

notes displaying company values

In this tough economic environment, there is much...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

23 February 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

In the building design, review and construction process, little if any attention is given to the subject of risk. For example, risks of fire, falling, or earthquakes are rarely discussed or acknowledged, except in terms of code compliance. Do...

Armin Wolski

20 August 2011 / 4 Comment(s)

How can building design reduce the spread of tuberculosis?Haiti has the highest TB rate in the Americas. In 2007 it had an estimated 306 TB cases per 100,000 people compared with 4.4 per 100,000 in the US. Up to 70% of people in certain housing...

Ewan Smith

Ewan Smith

31 May 2011 / 4 Comment(s)

The number of people in the world aged 80 or over is expected to almost quadruple by 2050, rising to 395m or 4.3% of the global population. With older people more likely to experience chronic conditions such as poor mobility, sensory losses and...

Stephen Pollard

Stephen Pollard

13 January 2011 / 1 Comment(s)

Are hospitals with 100% single patient bedrooms...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

11 January 2011 / 3 Comment(s)

Is pressure washing roads and applying dust...

Michael Bull

10 January 2011 / 1 Comment(s)