15 December 2021

Overcoming Carbon, Climate, and Societal Challenges in Cities

Daniel Safarik, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The tall building, the city, and by extension, urban life, are all facing unprecedented challenges, in multiple aspects—carbon, climate, and societal. The planet’s rapid urbanization...

15 December 2021

What Does the Tech Industry Want In a High-Rise?

Timothy Johnson, NBBJ / CTBUH Chairman 2011–14

By the end of 2021, the tech industry’s global revenue will reach US$5 trillion.1 Given this growth, the urgent need for tech companies to attract...

15 December 2021

Move or Build a New Inland Megacity?

John Englander, Institute of Marine Sciences–UC Santa Cruz & Joe Berridge, Urban Strategies

As the reality of climate change has become more evident through more frequent and extreme storm events, coastal flooding has increased. A substantial number of...

20 September 2021

Net-Zero Tall by 2030?

Lester Partridge, LCI Consultants; Christopher Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Via the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration, cities such as New York, Tokyo, and Paris have committed to ensuring new...

17 September 2021

Sustainable Tall Building Design Exemplars

Will Miranda & Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

Some 97 cities worldwide, including most of the world’s megacities with a population of 10 million or more, have signed onto the C40 Cities Climate...

17 September 2021

Emissions-Reduction Strategies

The construction sector accounts for 39 percent of all global emissions, but to avoid catastrophic climate-related disasters, these emissions must be reduced significantly, with many...