SAN FRANCISCO, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the design and consulting firm for the built environment, is excited to release a digital version of "Drivers of Change," its collaborative tool that sheds multidisciplinary light on the wide variety of factors that are affecting the planet and its people. This app offers an informed starting point for conversations within communities, companies and compatriots of all generations. It is available at no cost from Google Play or iTunes for mobile devices using Android and iOS operating systems.
In a world that is evolving at an ever increasing pace, "Drivers of Change" lets users explore and construct a fact-based vision of the future. Ten topics (climate change, convergence, demographics, energy, food, oceans, poverty, urbanization, waste, water) can be explored through any, or all, of the five STEEP lenses (social, technological, economic, environmental, political) that most accurately reflects the user's interests and perspective.
Packed with facts, images, and infographics, the app will be regularly updated by Arup experts from around the globe. Additionally, users will be able to shape the content of the app by crowdsourcing their own scenarios for the future.
The "Drivers of Change" app was created by Chris Luebkeman, Josef Hargrave, and Mark Pearsall, members of the Arup Foresight, Research, and Innovation (FRI) group, a select team dedicated to helping the firm's clients understand trends, explore new ideas, and develop future markets, in very close collaboration with Ojingo Labs, a creative technology firm specializing in creating unique digital platforms and experiences.
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,400 people in the Americas. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.
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