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Aretian featured in new online engineering hub

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Recently launched at the ICE's London headquarters, The Future of Engineering (www.engineeringtv.org) is a comprehensive online hub that hosts a selection of exclusive, industry-related films, interviews and features.

As one of the sector's leading voices in urban design and analytics research, Aretian shares its insights and expertise in one of the initiative’s documentaries, entitled Putting the Smart into Cities.

The documentary (viewable at www.engineeringtv.org/putting-the-smart-into-cities) explores the ideas, innovations and individuals at the forefront of the development of sustainable, smart cities across the globe. Including commentary and analysis from a host of leading industry organisations,Putting the Smart into Cities addresses the present and future challenges of urban living, from transport and communications to the built environment, work and leisure.

The Future of Engineering also features a dedicated profile of Aretian and a film about its current ideas and operations, which can be found at www.engineeringtv.org/partners/aretian.

Ramon Gras, co-founder of Aretian, says: "Aretian's aspirations for the years to come are primarily to shape high-quality urban design and economic development projects tailored for the needs of citizens in different cities and metropolitan areas worldwide. What makes our offering unique within the industry is that we've been able to replicate – in a three-dimensional manner – the morphological features of cities, as well as the economic and human systems that inhabit them."

Addressing the smart city challenge, David Porter, vice president of the ICE, says: "The ICE’s vision for the future is really embodied in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, and we work very hard to try and support the delivery of those. We need to deliver all those SDGs in a way that helps people and the planet to thrive."

Notes to editors:

Aretian (www.aretian.com) is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based urban design and analytics research firm that uses cutting-edge methodology to understand and improve urban and economic development through the intelligent and insightful use of data.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (www.ice.org.uk), or ICE, is a 95,000-strong global membership organisation with over 200 years of history. It is a centre of engineering excellence, qualifying engineers and helping them maintain lifelong competence, assuring society that the infrastructure they create is safe, dependable and well designed. Its network of experts offers trusted, impartial advice to politicians and decision makers on how to build and adapt infrastructure to create a more sustainable world.

St James's House (www.stjamess.org) is a leading publisher and communications company that specialises in providing organisations from around the world with access to exclusive audiences and markets.

For further information on The Future of Engineering, go to www.engineeringtv.org or contact publishing@stjamess.org. For further information on Aretian, contact the company at gbauge@aretian.com.

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