Arup on future infrastructure and re-balancing the UK

The head of Arup’s Infrastructure Design Group, Tim Chapman, has been speaking about the power of sustainable infrastructure to change societies for the better, at our recent ‘The Making of the Modern City’ forum at City Hall, London in May.

The forum was opened with a key speech by National Infrastructure Commission's Chief Executive Phil Graham talking about the need for joined up infrastructure and housing.

Tim gave a presentation which ranged from unlocking the regeneration of South Wales to the evolution of transport in London, talking about the differing economies. He also touch on world sustainability.

He cited the huge disparity in carbon use per head in Atlanta and Barcelona, and how running a city on sustainable principles would require the abandoning of the Georgia state capital and rebuilding it elsewhere.