Drivers of Change

Drivers of Change

The Drivers of Change programme investigates the key global issues and trends driving change in the built environment. From climate change to urbanisation to poverty, each set examines the top 25 drivers of change impacting our societies and markets.

What will our world be like in 2050? Drivers of Change is a research-based publication developed by Arup to help its business and clients identify and explore leading factors which will affect our world in the future.

The programme is a planning tool that helps the user to ask the right questions in order to plan effectively for the future. Each topic can be explored through any, or all, of the five STEEP lenses (social, technological, economic, environmental, and political).

To find out about our Drivers of Change workshops by Arup’s Foresight team or to order a set of Drivers of Change workshop cards, please contact us at [email protected] or visit

Find out more