Susan Claris

Susan Claris, Associate Director at Arup

A transport planner and anthropologist who has worked for Arup for more than 20 years, Susan has a particular interest in how urban mobility creates more liveable communities and the many benefits that arise from making cities more walkable.

Susan’s career has focused on public sector clients, including her former employers at the Department for Transport, as well as the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the Welsh Government and various local authorities. Susan led Arup reviews of the UN-Habitat Global Report on Human Settlements 2013: Planning and Design for Urban Mobility. Arup was a strategic adviser to the C40 group of cities and Susan was project manager for “Urban Life” workshops. Susan describes herself as a passionate pedestrian.