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The Arup Profile: Issue 3

The world is at a critical inflection point in addressing the climate crisis. More than just a moral imperative, climate action is fast becoming a strategic agenda for governments and businesses to collectively prioritise and secure the future.

In this issue of The Arup Profile, we share lessons from Covid-19 that can help address environmental challenges and lay the groundwork for building more inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.

Read about our new narratives in Southeast Asia as we work with clients to explore emerging low-carbon opportunities, while galvanising against climate-related risks. We share how we are developing new insights, strategies and skillsets, and are continuing to work with longstanding partners at the World Bank and C40 Cities on this important journey. Much of this work will continue in this critical decade, as we explore ways to unlock meaningful and sustainable strategies for communities, business and assets.

The Arup Profile is our collection of stories on shaping cities, spaces and places in Southeast Asia. To subscribe to The Arup Profile or connect with us, please get in touch.


Race to Zero

Arup sets its sights on net zero emissions by 2030

Arup signed up to Race to Zero, a global campaign by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change leading net zero initiatives with businesses, governments, academia, and investors. This reaffirms our commitment and strategic plan to achieving net zero emissions across our entire operations by 2030 within the next five years. The campaign commits members to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest to limit global temperature rise to 1.5ºC above preindustrial levels.

e-Mobility in Vietnam

Accelerating e-mobility in Vietnam

Electric mobility (e-mobility) interventions will play a major role in decarbonising Vietnam’s transportation sector – its largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioned by the World Bank, we are developing an e-mobility roadmap to scale up Vietnam’s electric vehicle deployment, while supporting renewable energy uptake and the development of industries in the e-mobility ecosystem. Find out how our roadmap will help Vietnam address pressures from its transport sector as the country commits to a low-carbon future.

New Indonesian Country Leader

New leader’s vision for sustainability in Indonesia

Khalid Saleem was appointed Country Leader for Indonesia, a young and dynamic country in one of the world’s fastest growing regions. Khalid has extensive knowledge of working in Southeast Asia and brings with him deep engineering experience and leadership on major infrastructure projects. Our Indonesia team is currently working on the New Capital City and various urban masterplans. Some of our previous work include Menara Astra and the Mass Rapid Transit Railway Protection Zone Guidelines.

New climate change specialist

Meet our climate change and circular economy specialist Devni Acharya

Is circular economy just a buzz word? Sharing about her experience and expertise, our new Singapore-based climate change specialist Devni Acharya talks about what the term means, and posits that for clients who have set net zero carbon targets but don't quite know how to get there, circular economy is often the solution.

New Tunnelling Leader in SEA

Blaise Pearce to lead our SEA tunnelling business

Blaise Pearce has been appointed to lead our Southeast Asia tunnelling business and drive technical excellence in major railway and infrastructure work. With over 30 years’ experience as an underground construction specialist, Blaise’s storied career has taken him across the world from Southeast Asia to Europe, where he has helmed directorial and senior level project management roles at government agencies. Get to know Blaise and learn more about his vision to drive resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

ACES Young Engineers Award

Arup’s young engineers make an impact

Alistair Sargeant and Fu Chuanming from our Singapore office have been recognised with the Association for Consulting Engineers (ACES) Young Consulting Engineer Award 2021. They have emerged winners in the Civil and Structural Engineer and Mechanical Engineer categories respectively. We celebrate our passionate young consulting engineers and speak to them about their contribution in shaping cities.