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.

Erlangga Baskara


Senior Urban Designer, PDW Architects

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jason Gabel


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

Chicago, United States

Joana Goncalves


Teaching staff, Architectural Association

London, United Kingdom

Manager of Urban Design, City of Toronto Planning Department

Toronto, Canada

Founding Partner, VA Architects Ltd.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Director, WilkinsonEyre

London, United Kingdom

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

Montreal, Canada

Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

New York City, United States

Director of Development Planning & Design, Shui On Management Limited

Shanghai, China

Ivan Ip


Associate, Urban Designer, Architectus

Sydney, Australia

Director, BuroHappold

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Sydney, Australia

Development Director, V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

Associate Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Sydney, Australia

Co-founder, Individuals

São Paulo, Brazil

Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

Principal, Architectus

Auckland, New Zealand

Principal Planner, City of Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

Australasian Design Director (Urban), Ove Arup & Partners

Brisbane, Australia

Regional Manager Middle East Africa, WATG Urban

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Urban Designer, City of Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada

City Design Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Chicago, United States

Project Architect, Gensler

Shanghai, China

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