Urban Habitat / Urban Design

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.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Erlangga Baskara
Member

Erlangga Baskara

Senior Urban Designer, PDW Architects

Indonesia

Jason Gabel
Member

Jason Gabel

Director, Research & Thought Leadership, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Chicago, United States

Joana Goncalves
Member

Joana Goncalves

Teaching staff, Architectural Association

United Kingdom

Reechal Mevada
Member

Reechal Mevada

Design Professional, HOK, Inc.

James Parakh
Chair

James Parakh

Manager of Urban Design, City of Toronto Planning Department

Toronto, Canada

Manuela Belova
Member

Manuela Belova

Founder, Architecture by Belova

Sofia, Bulgaria

Dominic Bettison
Member

Dominic Bettison

Director, WilkinsonEyre

London, United Kingdom

Lina Cantin
Member

Lina Cantin

Professor and a Doctoral Researcher (LL.D. Candidate), Colliers International

Montreal, Canada

Josh Chaiken
Member

Josh Chaiken

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

New York City, United States

Albert Chan
Member

Albert Chan

Director of Development Planning & Design, Shui On Management Limited

Shanghai, China

Ivan Ip
Member

Ivan Ip

Associate, Urban Designer, Individuals

Sydney, Australia

Mark Lavery
Member

Mark Lavery

Director, Buro Happold

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Helen Lochhead
Member

Helen Lochhead

Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Sydney, Australia

Mark Noble
Member

Mark Noble

Development Director, V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

Philip Oldfield
Member

Philip Oldfield

Head of School, Built Environment, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Sydney, Australia

Rafael Gomes de Oliveira
Member

Rafael Gomes de Oliveira

Co-founder, Individuals

São Paulo, Brazil

Swinal Samant
Member

Swinal Samant

Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Severin Soder

Severin Soder

Auckland, New Zealand

Holly Sovdi
Member

Holly Sovdi

Principal Planner, City of Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Caroline Stalker
Member

Caroline Stalker

Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup

Brisbane, Australia

Nasser Turk
Member

Nasser Turk

Regional Manager Middle East Africa, WATG Urban

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Randolph Wang
Member

Randolph Wang

Urban Designer, City of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

Richard Wilson
Member

Richard Wilson

City Design Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, United States

Captain Zhu

Captain Zhu

Shanghai, China

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

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

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

Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee Meets at 2018 Conference

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

IIT Students Tour at SCB and Lurie Children's Hospital

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

CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Workshop Held at 2017 Conference

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

2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings

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

2016 Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee Meeting

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

2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report

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

CTBUH 'UH'PDATE 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

Global Twilight Walking Tours

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

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 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

CTBUH ’UH’PDATE 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

CTBUH ’UH’PDATE 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

Seven Cities Winter Spaces Walking Tour

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

CTBUH ’UH’PDATE 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.