Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 Conference Delivers Quality Information, Networking
Peter Rees presents during the opening plenary session
June 13, 2013
The CTBUH International Conference in London assembled one of the strongest speaker lineups in the Council’s 44-year history, and gathered together more than 750 delegates for three days of information sharing and networking. The world’s leading tall building stakeholders debated and presented on issues surrounding the conference theme, “Height and Heritage.”

Across 20 sessions, three plenaries, two networking receptions and a formal conference dinner, attendees were able to gain an insightful perspective on the context and challenges of building tall in historic cities and on strategies to help new cities grow sustainably. On the last day, technical tours allowed attendees to experience firsthand the new built heritage of London rising amidst the 2,000-year history of the city.  The lively discussions about economic, environmental planning and cultural constraints to create prosperous urban habitats crystallized into a new way of seeing for many delegates, whether their implications were encountered from a boat on the Thames, up close on foot, or an observation deck on high.

The conference played host to a number of important CTBUH events, including the awarding of research seed funding and the launch of two seminal tall-building design books.

More than 40 media reports emerged from the conference, covering new innovation demonstrations, debates and presentations held at the conference.

Click on any of the day headings below to get the full report.
June 10, Pre-conference June 11, Day 1
June 12, Day 2 June 13, Day 3
Members of the CTBUH Board of Trustees: William Baker, Craig Gibbons, Steve Watts, Antony Wood, David Malott