Arup shares sustainable insights at World Cities Summit, Singapore

Trish Sunga Trish Sunga Australasia Press Office,Sydney
28 July 2022

Shaping resilient and climate-responsible cities capable of withstanding future shocks will be front of mind for delegates and speakers at next week’s World Cities Summit (WCS) 2022 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, 31 July to 3 August. 

Arup sustainability and cities experts will be speaking at the Summit, bringing their learnt experience and sharing insights under this year’s theme, ‘Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Emerging Stronger’. 

Josef Hargrave, Global Foresight Leader, from Arup’s London office, will be in town to present on trends which shape the future of the built environment, and the need for more nature-positive approaches to city design, planning and operations post-pandemic and what this could look like in practice.

Chintan Raveshia, Arup’s Cities Business Leader, Southeast Asia, will discuss how cities are increasingly divided along social and economic lines and how this spatial separation of different groups threatens cohesion and even growth. He will investigate how collaborations between urban planners and the real estate industry could address these challenges. 

Kaitlin Shilling, Resilience and Social Impact – Australasia Leader, is speaking at an event co-hosted by Arup and the Resilient Cities Network. This event will launch the ‘Urban Eats’ white paper which highlights the importance of taking a whole-of-systems approach underpinned by resilience and circular economy principles to develop strong urban food systems.

Arup participation at the WCS:

Sunday 31 July

Smart Cities Workshop: City Leaders and partners from more than 30 cities globally will pursue their ambitions to become a more sustainable and resilient smart city in this session with industry experts by sharing challenges and identifying solutions collaboratively. Arup specialists will help city authorities strategise ways to fund, plan and design their smart city and infrastructure projects, covering key areas: public policy, economics, finance, climate action, resilience, circular economy, infrastructure planning and design. Kaitlin Shilling, Resilience and Social Impact – Australasia Leader, Tony Chan, Planning – Southeast Asia Leader, Brice Richard, Strategy and Insights – Australasia Leader, Devni Acharya, APAC Climate Services and Sustainability Adviser and Wang Shan Shan, Senior Engineer will be participating.

Science of Cities Symposium, Panel 2: Science of Regenerative Cities, Josef Hargrave, Keynote speaker

Monday 1 August 

WCS Development Track: How Can Partnerships Transform the Development of Cities? Chintan Raveshia, Presenter and Panellist 

Tuesday 2 August 

WCS Future Cities Track: What Does the Future Hold for Cities? Josef Hargrave, Presenter and Panellist

Arup and Resilient Cities Network ‘Urban Eats’ Launch: How Cities Leverage Opportunities to Build Resilient Food Systems through Circular Pathways, Kaitlin Shilling, Presenter

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. 

Arup is a Platinum sponsor for the eighth World Cities Summit, organised by the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore. The Summit will bring together business leaders, government officials, academics, non-profit organisation leaders and technical experts to exchange ideas, collaborate and think about potential solutions to create liveable and sustainable urban centres and cities. 

More information on the programme is available on the World Cities Summit website