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Economic planning

By integrating economics, planning, policy appraisal and financial analysis, we support clients to meet the challenges and opportunities facing cities and regions.

By integrating economics, planning, policy appraisal and financial analysis, we support clients to meet the challenges and opportunities facing cities and regions.

Arup’s considerable experience in designing, realising and evaluating development and infrastructure worldwide means that we know first-hand how economics influences the success of a project and the community it serves.

We help clients understand the economic potential or impact of proposals as well as the relevant policy, and to frame their strategies in response to both. We work closely with our in-house technical and financial experts to deliver comprehensive solutions and area plans across the built environment.

We work throughout the regeneration sphere, with the private sector, governments and their agencies, and voluntary and community organisations to advise on strategic decisions that have implications for local, regional and national economic growth.

Arup’s deep understanding of the linkages between the economy, funding sources and the viability of development and infrastructure projects allows us to influence and improve places and prospects.

Uncovering opportunity

Whether helping to plan developments and infrastructure, prepare economic appraisals or contribute to the evidence base underpinning public policy, we bring robust analysis across a range of economic issues covering productivity, employment, sectoral growth, skills, investment and income.

We also consider the wider context, including social and environmental dimensions, to ensure that policies and proposals promote sustainable and inclusive growth and deliver long-term social value.

Crewe HS2 Hub framework and masterplan

Working together with urban designers, landscape architects, planners and transport planning experts, our economic analysis as part of the Crewe HS2 Hub Framework and Masterplan helped inform how the town can prepare for HS2’s arrival, its associated development and generate a step change in economic performance.

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Securing success

We draw on Arup’s practical experience of working with developers, transport operators, government authorities and third-party stakeholders to help clients understand economic benefit from diverse perspectives.

Our economists also work alongside town planners, planning policy experts, transport planners, urban designers, architects, ecologists and infrastructure designers to provide the joined-up advice that makes complex projects work in practice.

Integrated thinking was particularly critical in our work developing a 2050 vision to transform the Thames Estuary. A multi-disciplinary team of city economists, town planners and urban designers developed a long-term vision based on the area’s key challenges and opportunities, alongside future trends. This included estimating the expected economic impact of the vision.