In a fast-changing world, Arup’s advisory team helps clients to translate investments in assets, people and infrastructure into the valuable outcomes they seek. By combining high level strategy with the latest insights into markets, user preferences, and regulation, we aim to help clients develop major infrastructure that will deliver enduring value.

By drawing on Arup’s broad technical and advisory experience across the built environment, our strategy and insights team brings a joined-up approach to the many success factors that underpin today’s transport, energy and other urban infrastructure‚Äč.

How we help you

Policy and urban strategy

Our strategy and insights capability works at four distinct levels.

Policy and urban strategy

City, regional or national leaders need to define the right policies, create growth models and identify the infrastructure that will lead to a vibrant economy.

Our strategy and insights capability works at four distinct levels:

  1. Public policy strategy: we advise governments on formulating long term plans and developing policies for the built and natural environment.
  2. Strategic city planning: we help strategic masterplans for sites and cities that combine strategy with economics and city planning, from vision all the way to success measurement.
  3. Economic development strategy: we formulate economic diversification strategies and assess the economic impact of critical urban and policy decisions.
  4. Infrastructure strategy: we prioritise the infrastructure with optimal impact, working with our finance and due diligence specialists to appraise investment opportunities and help formulate funding and financing strategies.

Read 'Driving the new economy: how smart cities are preparing Vietnam for the future'

 

 

Business strategy

We help corporations and start-ups to develop and expand their business within the built and natural environments.

Business strategy

There’s a wealth of insight behind any business that grows in a sustained, progressive and commercially successful way.

We help corporations and start-ups to develop and expand their business within the built and natural environments. 

Blending our expertise from across Advisory, our advice applies at four levels:

  • Market entry strategy: we help our clients to assess the opportunity, prioritise the right location or sector, and position for success. Our analysis explores everything from the competitive landscape, access to skills and resources to the local regulatory environment and prospects for growth.
  • Demand strategy: we help our clients understand the demand, how it aligns with their value proposition, and the best go to market channels.
  • Monetisation strategy: we help our clients maximize revenue from their assets and develop new business models and services to capture new market opportunities
  • Transformation strategy: every organisation and business needs help navigating the digital and green transitions. Our strategy consultants help clients with large scale transformation plans as well as more targeted goals, like governance restructuring, training and development.

Sustainability strategy

We help governments and corporations to formulate sustainability strategies that go beyond mere compliance.

Sustainability strategy

Sustainability applies across every dimension of an organisation or business, from investments in materials, resources, buildings and infrastructure, through to operational impacts on communities and nature. There’s a lot to understand and change is the norm.

We help governments and corporations formulate sustainability strategies that go beyond mere compliance:

  1. Green economy strategy: at the highest level, we help governments to transition their economies to low carbon models while preserving economic competitiveness and developing the jobs of tomorrow.
  2. Climate finance strategy: we help unleash the potential of climate finance by bridging the gap between opportunities and risk, ensuring investments in a green future are robust and return real value. We are also helping to establish carbon markets through carbon pricing and institution building in different regions.
  3. Decarbonisation strategy: we work with government bodies to develop national or regional decarbonisation strategies. At the same time, our strategy and insights team work with corporates to develop ESG strategies that produce enduring value and drive real cultural change in a business.
  4. Circular economy strategy: moving from wasteful production to circular models is vital but hard. We help our clients to identify how to adopt circular economy practices and models that can transform their operations. 

Learn more about our approach to green economic development

Listen to our podcast on growing a green economy

Innovation strategy

We help governments and corporations to explore both how to respond to trends and nurture more radical change at every level.

Innovation strategy

Achieving meaningful innovation is a goal that requires creativity, diligence, insight and commitment.

We help governments and corporations to explore both how to respond to trends and nurture more radical change at every level:

  1. Urban technology strategy: today, almost all cities aspire to being ‘smart’ but that definition varies hugely from place to place. We help clients to develop digital strategies, prioritize which technologies make sense, and measure the cost–benefit and social value of proposed digital initiatives.
  2. Innovation strategy: innovation emerges when an organisation’s culture both prizes and nurtures it. We help our clients to develop R&D strategies, transforming their culture until innovation and entrepreneurship are core facets of the organisation.
  3. Foresight strategy: every organisation needs to train one eye on the emerging technologies, consumer preferences and myriad other factors reshaping business. We develop long term scenario planning, combined with time posting and backcasting, in order to help leaders make decisions with confidence.
  4. Digital transformation: the most successful digital transformations always build on a deep layer of organisational and cultural understanding: which tools will set people free to do their best work? Which are simply impressive but less relevant? We help clients to navigate their way through these questions before designing transformation programmes that prioritise productive outcomes, not just technology.

Learn more about our foresight services

Learn more about our digtial and transformation service