Every city faces tough development challenges, from meeting the needs of growing populations to tackling air pollution to improving economic opportunity. These issues must also be aligned to a transition to net zero and adaptation to climate risks.
Arup is active in hundreds of cities across the world supporting city leaders and authorities, investors, developers and community groups to shape a better future for their city. Our strategists, economists, urban planners, designers, and technical specialists are working across multiple cities that vary enormously in terms of their age, scale, and physical make-up, applying an integrated approach to solve their issues. Our aim is to produce more sustainable environments and buildings, improve transport connectivity, achieve cleaner air, provide better access to health and education facilities and stimulate more economic activity.
We work as a global network of experts, able to develop ideas and share knowledge between cities that face similar challenges, before developing an effective local response.
We always aim to become a partner to cities who want to build a future that works for everyone.
Cities occupy less than 1% of global land but are the world’s social and economic engines. They’re also clusters of isolation, with huge disparities between rich and poor. Arup helps cities worldwide to imagine and produce more resilient and sustainable futures.” Richard de Cani Cities, Planning and Design Leader
Resilient cities are fit for many futures: How to plan for disruption – a pathway for modelling challenges and solutions
Our cities are increasingly vulnerable to shocks and stresses that can impact lives and quality of life. How do we reduce these impacts? And how do we become more resilient?
Urban Heat Snapshot
Arup's Urban Heat Snapshot reveals how the urban heat island effect is pushing up temperatures in cities like London, Madrid, Mumbai and Los Angeles. Discover how temperatures can vary significantly across neighbourhoods, the importance of proximity to vegetation and how poorer neighbourhoods are more likely to experience higher temperatures.