03 February 2010

Designing Vital Urban Environments

Rapid population growth, the increasing size of urban centers, and dramatic changes in climate will have significant consequences for the planning and design of our...

03 February 2010

What Does the Future Hold for Tall Buildings?

This presentation discusses the history of tall buildings and the human fascination to build high; how it is manifested in the creation of skyscrapers around...

03 February 2010

Imagineering Indian Cities - Governance for Sustainability

Poised to contribute 70% of the nation’s GDP, the promising Indian urban system is paradoxically slipping into urban decay. Versatile but vulnerable, Indian cities are...

03 February 2010

Framing India’s Urban Agenda: Why India Needs Compact High Density Cities

In many ways the social, environmental and economic future of the world is going to depend on the transition of an “India of villages” into...

03 February 2010

The Future of Sustainable Urban Design on a Large Scale: Guangzhou

Recently, China’s central government has developed an advanced and progressive sustainable policy. Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, has made a commitment to aggressively adopting this...

03 February 2010

Sustainable World Cities: Shanghai Looking Forward

While the world notes Shanghai’s prosperity, the city’s vision may provide a model for other global cities to follow. The Shanghai 2010 expo theme emphasizes...