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Real Play Coalition Challenges Cities to Become More Child-Friendly with Global City Design Competition

12th February 2020 The competition is driven by the newly released Urban Play Framework, a new tool to help cities create environments that nurture play and promote children’s development On 11 February 2020, the Real Play Coalition (RPC) – a consortium made up of Arup, IKEA (Ingka Group), National Geographic, the... 

Local Arup lighting design shortlisted for international award

12th December 2019 The external lighting strategy, devised by Arup,  of the new Park Square development in Umhlanga was shortlisted in the SPACES category in the international  [d]arc awards. Created by two of the  most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world,  arc and darc magazines,... 

New Arup report reveals best and worst scenarios for the future of our planet

10th December 2019 An ever-expanding population and declining planetary health could lead to gigantic air domes combatting the leading cause of death, air pollution, and the total destabilisation of global weather patterns. This is according to one of the four future scenarios for our planet in a new report... 

The UK makes further investments in small modular reactor technologies

9th August 2019 The British Government has announced that it is investing £18-million in a small modular reactor (SMR) project being developed by a consortium of companies led by Rolls-Royce. It will also invest up to £40-million in research and development grants for up to four advanced modular reactor (AMR)... 

Arup Lights Up Park Square

2nd August 2019 The external lighting strategy of the new Park Square development, devised by Arup, embraces the latest in lighting concepts.  The  R1bn development mixed-use office and retail development situated in the heart of Umhlanga New Town Centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal opened late 2018. Arup provided... 

Arup incubates a digital materials transfer platform

1st July 2019 DigiYard, conceptualised for an internal Arup ideas competition, will be a digital platform that looks to facilitate the flow of usable construction waste and surplus building material from construction sites to informal settlement upgrading projects. The platform aims to reduce construction... 
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