The Urban Habitat committee focuses on the role of tall buildings within a city and how those tall buildings affect the quality of life for those that live or work within or near them. One of the outputs of this committee will be a publication. The working title of this publication is simply: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings. This publication will feature the wide variety of urban spaces surrounding tall buildings. These range from London’s Pocket Parks and Toronto’s POPS to recent Master Planned Communities such as Chicago's New East Side to the Grand Dubai Fountain in Downtown Dubai and Singapore’s Marina Bay Promenade.
For more information on the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee or to get involved, please contact [email protected]
The Space Within: Skyspaces in Tall Buildings: An output of the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee
Technical Guide, 2018
204 pages, 8.5" W x 11" H
This CTBUH Technical Guide analyzes how to approach urban habitat within tall buildings, highlighting case studies of large, multi-floor communal spaces at height, in locations around the world, in a broad mix of building functions, in different climates, and at different scales – to help readers understand the ingredients that make them successful, or the lack of ingredients that hold them back from their full potential.
The Space Between: Urban Places, Public Spaces & Tall Buildings – An output of the CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee
Technical Guide, 2017
224 pages, 8.5" W x 11" H
This CTBUH Technical Guide analyzes how to approach urban habitat adjoining tall buildings, highlighting case studies of open spaces at varying scales to help readers understand the ingredients that make them successful – or the lack of ingredients that holds them back from their full potential. In addition, public spaces across cities are analyzed holistically to determine how cities as an organic whole approach the concept of urban habitat.