FuturesIdeas for a sustainable world
Powering a new world
Find out how we're accelerating the energy transition
Tackling the urban heat island effect
Our cities are getting hotter. With heatwaves increasing in frequency and intensity, and cities’ habit of replacing green space with concrete, tarmac, glass and steel, ‘urban heat islands’ are the inevitable result.
Arup has been exploring this problem, developing a new tool to identify cities’ heat island hotspots, and working on nature-based solutions to rising temperatures.
Achieving net zero
We explore pragmatic paths to a zero emission world
How to put freight and logistics on a sustainable footing
How retrofitting homes can also tackle health issues and inequality
Learning from nature
Low emission solutions that improve our world
What do we mean by the 'nature-positive' city?
The resilience factor
How do we prepare, adapt and protect the built environment from the effects of climate change?
Safe, clean, dependable: improving global water resilience
Putting food on the table: urban food resilience explained
Designing in a digital world
Efficient, networked, intelligent – discover how data is remaking the built environment and helping us achieve more sustainable design.
It’s time for a common data ecosystem in the built environment
The brain of a sustainable building – its time to invest in digital twins
Traditionally, developers, owners and operators had to make do with predictions about building running costs and optimise their asset’s use as best they could, using a patchwork of disconnected technical systems. A world of net zero goals and increasing energy costs means this is no longer viable. This presents an opportunity for digital twins.
From smart highways to high speed rail to sustainable aviation, learn how we're heling shape the journey to net zero transport.
Helping you cut through the jargon