This is the ninth edition in Arup’s Design Book series. It focuses on the challenges that the world’s cities face, because they must tackle some of the world’s most pressing and diverse problems. To name a few, these include planning for and mitigating the effects of a changing climate; urbanisation; changing population shape; security of water, food and energy supply; an increasingly-mobile global population.
Through the book, we explore 50 stories of our work in cities, helping them to respond to these diverse needs.
The book also features input from four internationally-renowned commentators:
Judith Rodin – President of The Rockefeller Foundation
Edgar Pieterse – director of the African Center for Cities
Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney
Thomas Heatherwick - British designer and the founder of London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio
“The urbanisation challenge is big, it is real and it is with us now. Future generations will live with how we handle it. At Arup, we have joined the challenge – with interventions large and small – to deliver better cities, in our ongoing mission to shape a better world.”
Gregory Hodkinson, Arup Group Chairman