How can we plan and design cities for the future?
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Property hits the digital tipping point
28 July 2016 Article
Cities Alive – In our mission to Shape a Better World we must shape better cities.
Cities Alive takes a human-centred approach to rethinking how we should design and manage cities in the future.
07 February 2018
Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods
Find out how a child-friendly approach to urban planning is vital for the creation of cities that work better for everyone. We explain how we can create healthier and more inclusive, resilient and competitive cities for all of us to live, work and grow up in.
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16 May 2018 Article
Yes in my backyard: An integrated approach to homelessness
Homelessness is at crisis levels across the United States. More than half a million people are without homes across the country. Stratifying wage gaps and skyrocketing costs of living mean that homelessness is on the rise in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle, and many other US cities. Some in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, including at Arup, are considering the role they may play in exacerbating the crisis — and the role they could play in helping solve it.
19 March 2018
Torrid urbanism: city-making in the tropics
So hot in summer your head throbs waiting to cross the road. Rain so heavy you’re up to your ankles on the street in minutes. Colours so intense they make your heart sing. Divine ‘winters’. Cylones! Also known as the ‘Torrid Zone’, the tropics are intense. Today, approximately 40% of the world’s population lives in the tropics, and by 2050 this will climb to over 50%.