We encourage sharing and collaboration. The below publications are the result of projects delivered together with internal and external partners. They showcase our focus on thought-leadership, forward thinking, and innovation. Please contact us, if you would like to receive a hard copy of any of the reports, require additional information, or would like to deliver a similar project with the team.

Introduction to Corporate Foresight

Introduction to corporate foresight, including key principles and methods

The Circular Economy in the Built Environment

A new approach to sustainable supply chains and resource flows

Future Transport: UK

A set of fifty informational cards describing trends and issues shaping the future of transport in the UK

Towards a Walking World

Social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking in cities

Lù Jiā Zuǐ 2025

‘Lujiazui 2025’ aims provide an innovative thinking for Lujiazui’s regional development and future innovation

Future Air – Knowledge Cards

Knowledge cards on current challenges, efforts and solutions around air pollution in China

Cities Alive – 100 issues shaping future cities

Workshop cards on 100 issues shaping the future of cities

Future Libraries

Research exploring the future of public, academic and corporate libraries

Rethinking the Factory

Research exploring the future of factory design, operation and experiences

Rethinking the Shades of Night

Research exploring the future of night-time design and lighting in cities

Future of Highways

Publication exploring the forces that are shaping roads, now and in the future

Future of Rail 2050

Trends and user journeys for the future of rail and mobility in the year 2050

What does GDP mean?

Metrics for the socio-economic and energy aspects of the 7see model
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Future of Urban Water

Trends and scenarios for the future of urban water utilities in 2040

Future Londoners

Imaginative personas for future Londoners in the year 2023

It’s Alive

Exploration into how buildings in our cities could look and function in 2050

Museums in the Digital Age

Trends and technologies reshaping the museum and visitor experience

The Future of Retail

Trends and case studies on the future of high street retail

Living Workplace

Trends and issues shaping the future of work and workplace design

Campus of the Future

Trends shaping the future of the campus and educational facilities

Shaping a Smart Shanghai

Report highlighting the key issues that would help to shape the vision of a “smart” Shanghai

Cities Alive

Rethinking the design and function of green infrastructure in cities

Future Tools #1

Digital environments for stakeholder engagement: driving radical change

Future Tools #2

Digital environments for collaborative design inception

Future Tools #3

Digital environments for experiential design: enhancing perception

Foresight Consulting

Consulting services offered by the Arup Foresight team

Energy Hot Topics in China

Research project exploring future challenges and opportunities for China’s energy industries

SlimCity Cards

Knowledge cards on practical solutions to the problems facing many cities