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VERTICAL CITIES CONFERENCE

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VERTICAL CITIES CONFERENCE

Marcus Evans

Large Scale International up Coming Conference
Date: 5th to 7th March 2010
Venue: InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong

 

For details of the Conference follow this link:  http://www.verticalcities-lse.com

General Inquiries: Esther Wong - estherw@marcusevanskl.com

Overview of the Event from www.verticalcities-lse.com 

The epitome of Vertical Cities is an integration of buildings within a city life with important sociocultural implications. Vertical Cities is a collaboration of typical high-rise forms which includes retail malls and multi-use towers that stack and mix commercial, retail, and residential functions.

In a congested city, the main concerns are designing of sustainable high density built environments where the problems of urban sprawl, traffic congestion and pollution have threatened the prospects of biodiversity, greenery, livability and general well-being of the inhabitants. The solution to cope with high density cities is to build upwards. In the past, many countries have deployed tall buildings as a way to solve urban problems, while at the same time creating national identity for the country through a powerful skyline. Vertical cities are now a sought-after urban habitat in upcoming cities. Vertical cities are seen as the only solution to achieving economies of scale and to address issues pertaining to space, high land prices and density challenges.