ARUP is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across the industry. From 90 offices in 35 countries, our 10,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
Founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values, our unique trust ownership fosters a distinctive culture and an intellectual independence that encourages collaborative working. This is reflected in everything we do, allowing us to develop meaningful ideas, help shape agendas and deliver results that surpass expectations. This is especially seen in our work around smart cities.
Arup has developed key concepts for thinking about smart cities and deploying strategies that make smart approach to urban development possible. These ideas relate to the combined use of information architecture, informatics and instrumentation to better connect people with information they can use to makes choices that reduce energy consumption and reduce urban greenhouse gas emissions.
Smart approaches founded on technical expertise, sustainable, integrated thinking and policy considerations, pave the way for urban decision makers to respond effectively to energy related issues that impact climate change. These approaches are designed to help cities build more efficient cities today, and reduce the advise affects of climate change tomorrow.
Director in Arup’s ‘Energy and Climate Change Consulting’ team
Associate in the Energy Consulting Group Paula.Kirk@arup.com