Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Plenary 1 - Remaking Tall Sustainable Cities in the Vertical Age

Plenary 1 Session Report

Antony Wood,
CTBUH Executive Director, Chicago

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India: High Rise & High Density 
Charles Correa,
Founder, Charles Correa Architects, Mumbai 

Charles Correa, perhaps more than any other Indian architect, has devoted a life’s work to exploring appropriate architectural responses for Indian buildings that work to both a local-vernacular and global-modern palette. His architecture cuts across many building typologies and scales, including the seminal 1983 Kanchanjunga Apartments, Mumbai.

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The Sustainable City  
David Nelson, Head of Design, Foster + Partners,  London

Sustainability has been a central theme of Foster + Partners’ work for more than 40 years,with buildings like the Reichstag in Berlin (1992-99) and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt (1991-1997). Most recently, the design of Masdar, a 1,483-acre, carbon-neutral, zero-waste planned community in Abu Dhabi shows how holistic environmental thinking is now being applied at an urban scale. David Nelson presented the Masdar scheme, alongside a number of other sustainable masterplans.

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Plenary 1 Panel Questions and Answers

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