Starting with the most recent coverage, CTBUH News reports on the Council's initiatives and activities, including chapter, committee, and other leader activity; research project updates; data study outputs; publication launches; award announcements; signboard ceremonies; conference and event reports; and more.
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood discussed sustainability and the new mass timber project Ascent, the tallest timber structure in the world, with Milwaukee Business Journal Article reporter Sean Ryan.
The 10th International Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by TK Elevator, concluded on 29 October 2021, with the presentations of four finalists from a pool of more than 150 entries. After spirited deliberation, the Student Design Competition Second-Round Jury selected Smart Cube +/Fast-Assembling COVID-19 Prevention Olympic Village as the first-place winner.
The CTBUH 2021 International Conference held in Shenzhen (one of 19 events worldwide) took place on 11 November. Delegates gathered to discuss topics around the carbon, climate, and social crises that cities face. This report highlights the event's dynamic range of presentations from top individuals across varying disciplines.
The CTBUH 2021 International Conference event in Chicago (one of 19 worldwide) took place on 8 November, the rooms buzzing with excitement as delegates gathered in person for the first time in years. This report contains highlights from the conference's presentations, networking reception, and offsite tours.
The CTBUH 2021 International Conference is unlike any other, comprising CTBUH chapter events staged across multiple times zones around the world.
Climate change-driven sea level rise is anticipated to range from just over half a meter to perhaps as many as three meters over the course of the next hundred years or so. A substantial number of the world’s cities, with their coastal or low-lying locations, will have to contend with the rising tide in one way or another. This begs the question: Will we see a megacity forced to relocate inland?
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) together with the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has assembled a panel of thought leaders for a symposium to address food security, public common space, and how architecture can provide a self sustaining physical, cultural, and economic model for cities.
CTBUH Journal 2021, Issue III, addresses the topic of carbon from a variety of angles, including best practices in tall building design towards net-zero, emissions reduction strategies, and the role of embodied carbon, among others.
Twenty years ago, the World Trade Center collapsed due to terrorist attacks on 9/11. We reject the promulgation of false information and affirm our support of the scientific evidence about the cause of the World Trade Center collapse.
This data study explores tall building development, visualizing how many of the world’s tallest buildings were built since 2001 and the shifts in geographic growth of tall buildings, among other data. Was 9/11 a catalyst for skyscraper growth? Read more.
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood quoted in the San Francisco Chronicles article featuring San Francisco's skyline changes, 20 years since the 9/11.
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood featured in American Society of Civil Engineers article on and shared research on how 9/11 may have actually increased the construction of skyscrapers globally.
CTBUH China holds a symposium on the theme "Near-Ground Spaces in and between Tall Buildings“. The event is held at Xintiandi, Shanghai.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently announced a transformational new organizational structure, a recommitment to thought leadership and research for future cities, new opportunities for member engagement, and a major expansion in leadership.
CTBUH CEO Antony Wood quoted in Fast Company article on China's new guidelines prohibiting the approval of any new buildings taller than 500 meters (1,640 feet).