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Our research covers a vast range of topics and areas of expertise across the built environment
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Article: Visualisation tool

In this article, Arup explores a new research project to create a visualisation tool that any city and its main stakeholders could use to benchmark efforts…


Article: The sound of collaboration

In this article, Arup investigate workers’ experience of noise in open plan offices, with a particular focus on collaboration noise…


Article: Noise and annoyance

In this article, Arup aims to enhance this approach by conducting research into how individuals respond to noise…


Article: Affordable bamboo housing

In this article, Arup investigates how the cost of earthquake-resistant housing can be reduced to save lives in developing countries…


Article: Land use in cities

In this article, Arup investigates the potential use of the Planetary Boundaries (PB) framework for application in the built environment…


Article: DigiYard

In this research update, we look at how a team of consultants in Arup’s Cape Town office have begun developing an app-based service which could address two problems in the construction industry…


Tactical urbanism and governance

In this paper, Arup explores a range of case studies, the seven strategic functions of tactical urbanisation and tactics used to transform streets, public spaces and communities…


A roadmap to zero emissions fleets

To kick-start discussion and debate at the inaugural Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) Forum, Arup and UITP are excited to share this discussion paper…


GRC Machine Learning: for the asset management of civil infrastructure

This team is developing an innovative approach to asset management, via a machine learning application that enables condition change detection…