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.
Senior Urban Designer, PDW Architects
Director, Research & Thought Leadership, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Chicago, United States
Teaching staff, Architectural Association
Manager of Urban Design, City of Toronto Planning Department
Professor and a Doctoral Researcher (LL.D. Candidate), Colliers International
Associate, Urban Designer, Individuals
São Paulo, Brazil
Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore
Auckland, New Zealand
Principal Planner, City of Vancouver
Regional Manager Middle East Africa, WATG Urban
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Urban Designer, City of Ottawa
27 June 2019
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its sixth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 25 cities around the world.
8 November 2018
The CTBUH has released two new Technical Guides, focused on Façade Access and Maintenance and Skyspaces in Tall Buildings.
20 October 2018
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
20 October 2018
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee met for the first time this year at the 2018 Middle East Conference in Dubai.
2 August 2018
Join the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee for the 2018 Global Walking Tour. This year, tours will explore the role of the Tall Building in waterfronts and other natural settings.
7 February 2018
As part of the CTBUH-IIT Academic Courses, a group of IIT architecture students visited the SCB Chicago Office on February 7.
8 January 2018
CTBUH has released the latest Technical Guide, The Space Between: Urban Places, Public Spaces & Tall Buildings.
29 October 2017
The CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee held its third annual meeting and workshop, which included presentations by James Parakh and Chris Proctor.
7 July 2017
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.
16 October 2016
The annual Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee meeting was held in the TENCENT Mansion room I on the ground floor of the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen.
16 October 2016
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
4 October 2016
The fourth issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and studies of the Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.
25 August 2016
The CTBUH UH/UD Committee organized its third annual Global Walking Tours in 13 cities around the world, examining public spaces in a twilight setting.
17 September 2015
The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized guided walking tours of 16 cities around the globe, focusing on urban habitats around tall buildings.
20 July 2015
Contribute to one of CTBUH’s Leader Groups to help us further our important mission! The Council seeks colleagues with a range of skills to support our valuable initiatives.
28 April 2015
The third issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE 2015 goes over the Parramatta analysis plan, abstracts for CTBUH New York Conference and the committee member's involvement around the world.
26 February 2015
The second issue of CTBUH 'UH'PDATE goes over the success of the 7 Cities Winter Walking Tours and welcoming 5 new committee members.
29 January 2015
The new CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized a highly successful Winter Spaces Walking Tour in seven cities around the world.
6 November 2014
The first CTBUH 'UH'PDATE provides information on some of the early events and plans of the newly formed Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee.