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We tackle the big ideas shaping the built environment

Explore our research

Our research remit is broad, tackling everything from the future of cities to the changing design of buildings. Our research methodologies include breadth and depth and combine design exploration, use inspired research combined with rigorous scientific methods. Read our latest research reports and publications below.

Digital twin: towards a meaningful framework

The potential value of digital twins across the built environment is enormous. A digital twin enables organisations to make informed decisions about the design, management and performance of their assets, helping them to be more sustainable and resilient to change.

Urban Energy

Arup is committed to finding solutions to decarbonise our energy system. In collaboration with the University of Cambridge and ETH Zurich, Arup is researching a linear optimisation approach to energy masterplanning – to develop low-carbon energy systems for developments and cities. Through the Hy4Heat heating innovation programme, our energy consultants are researching the use of hydrogen as a sustainable fuel to heat our homes.