Total Design – Live Twitter Q&A

How is Total Design shaping the world of the future?

The true value of the built environment is the human experience it ultimately fosters. At Arup, Total Design means we never lose sight of this social dimension through its emphasis on collaboration, innovation and social utility. But what do you think? How do you see Total Design shaping the world around us?

Thanks to everyone who was involved in our live Twitter Q&A on Tuesday 1 November 2016 and for those that missed it, you can find the highlights in the transcript below.

Answering the questions in the live Twitter Q&A were four experts in their specialised areas:

  • Malcolm Smith, Global Masterplanning and Urban Design Leader
    One of Malcolm’s most significant projects to date includes the Stratford City redevelopment.
  • Nille Juul-Sorensen, Director of Architecture
    A recent key project for Nille is the Copenhagen Metro System.
  • Josef Hargrave, Global Foresight Manager
    Josef specialises in identifying and analysing trends shaping the future of the built environment. See his work on Drivers of Change.
  • Salome Galjaard, Senior Designer
    Salome is the pioneer behind Arup’s additive manufacturing design method.

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  • Cover of Design Book 2016. Credit: Arup.

    How is Total Design shaping the world of the future?

  • Our live Twitter Q&A look place on Tuesday 1 November 2016.