Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Talking Tall 2 Conference

Sustainable Planning, Design, Development and Construction of Tall Buildings
London, 25 - 26 September, 2006

Talking Tall Conference
     Tall buildings are seen as a solution to high demand for city centre office and residential space, as a tool for urban regeneration and as crucial landmarks to boost the brand identities of towns and cities. But with the high costs of development and construction, discussion about their impact on historic skylines and concerns about their effect on the environment and the communities they serve, are tall buildings ever a sustainable option? This two day conference, organized by Taylor & Francis and the CTBUH, brought together architects, structural engineers, planners, policy makers, academics and owners of tall buildings to discuss how tall buildings can be a sustainable and viable solution for urban renewal.

Key speakers included Chris Wilkinson, Partner of Wilkinson Eyre, Antony Wood, Executive Director of the CTBUH and Bill Dunster, Director, Bill Dunster Architects. The conference was chaired by Alastair Collins, Cheif Executive - Global Board - Davis Langdon.