Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tours
January 29, 2015
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Expanding its embrace of the “urban habitat” component of its mission in 2015, the new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities in the Northern Hemisphere on January 29. The experiences of these tours, in addition to providing citizens of these cities a new view on the potential of their indoor / outdoor space interaction, will also help inform a new CTBUH Technical Guide being produced by the Committee, entitled Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings.
In conjunction with the Toronto District of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Shanghai Chapter, and CTBUH Canada, the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee coordinated a walking tour of each of these cities.

The events, spread across the world, were united by social media, via the Twitter hashtag #CTBUH7cities, resulting in hundreds of photos, movies, and in-the-moment observations being shared.

After the tours, coordinators and attendees prepared detailed reports of their respective journeys, affording insights into the unique conditions of each city, as well as common themes.

See the full report for each city below:

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United Kingdom
New York City,
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