The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is the world's leading resource for professionals focused on the inception, design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.

Trends indicate that the world's cities must accommodate an additional 2.5 billion people by 2050, but the way that this growth emerges is still up for debate. Through a myriad of exciting initiatives, the Council is providing guidance to the shapers of our urban landscapes, with the goal of enabling smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations.

We disseminate multi-disciplinary information on tall buildings and sustainable urban environments, to maximize the international interaction of professionals involved in creating the built environment, and to make the latest knowledge available.

The CTBUH is a non-profit organization that has also developed the international standards for measuring tall building height, and recognizes superior achievement in tall and urban building projects globally, through the CTBUH Awards Program. CTBUH developed internationally-accepted criteria for measuring tall building heights, and are recognized as the arbiter for bestowing such designations as "The World's Tallest Building."

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Research and data analysis

The Council drives deep exploration into new technologies, methodologies, and practices that keep the industry informed, while leveraging data to highlight important urban trends and trajectories.

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tall building & Urban database

The CTBUH Skyscraper Center is a leading resource and premiere global database for interactive urban and tall building data.

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CTBUH produces a variety of resources, including research papers, videos, and wide-ranging topical publications.

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Global Impact

CTBUH amplifies the voice of people in the industry through membership and involvement in regional chapters, committees, and much more. There are two million individuals working in CTBUH member companies around the world.

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leadership & Staff

The Council brings together the top professionals shaping the future of cities. Meet the Board of Trustees, Advisory Group, and staff operating in offices around the world.


Explore Our history

Discover the origins of CTBUH and the history of measuring tall buildings.

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Contact Us

CTBUH has four main offices internationally.

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Gain access to the latest concepts, developments, and technical information on tall buildings and sustainable urban development.

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