Keeping technology open
Technology brings greater benefits to cities when it is used in an open and collaborative way. We believe that digital infrastructure should be designed in a way that enables flexibility to different needs.
We are advising the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on the use of smart technologies to enhance visitor experience, attract tenants, and showcase systems in use. Our objective is to use technology to help the park meet the needs of its different users today so that it remains an attractive part of London today and in the long-term.
Arup draws upon different disciplines, including engineering, architecture, urban design and economics, to design smart technology plans and systems. We work with the myriad of stakeholders to guide their implementation, defining how they could be financed and governed as well as outlining their technical composition.In the UK, we’re advising the City of Bristol to establish a partnership of city agencies and organisations for implementing smart technology projects to benefit all citizens.
In Guadalajara, Mexico, our sustainability strategy for the Ciudad Creativa Digital brings together key urban systems, including energy, water, waste and transport. In Christchurch, New Zealand, we are working with industry and social enterprise to deliver the world first Sensing City programme which will see sensors collecting real-time information about how the city works to find ways for it to better serve its citizens.Our smart cities team draws upon Arup’s wider expertise in creating intelligent, resilient cities, exemplified by the Cities Alive initiative, the City Resilience Framework and our on-going work with the C40 Cities. As our report on Future Citiesmg娱乐游戏平台mg电子 describes, ‘digital’ is just one approach to urban development, along with spatial, physical, commercial and social.