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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat International Conference 2017

The 2017 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) International Conference will be held in Sydney from 30 October to 3 November 2017.

The five-day conference will bring together speaking and pecha kucha-style presentations, exhibitions and panel discussions that address the 2017 theme of “Connecting the City, People, Density and Infrastructure.” 

The conference aims to inquire beyond the tall building as an icon to debate a new set of guidelines and responsibilities towards skyscrapers becoming “connectors” in the city.

The discussion will include a broad range of topics, including urban planning, architectural design, vertical transportation, cost consulting, real estate development and curtain wall design.

Satellite programs are planned for Melbourne and Brisbane on the fourth and fifth days of the conference. These will comprise three half-day segments that focus on themes specific to those cities and will include tours, site visits and technical demonstrations led by CTBUH experts.

The CTBUH hosts a conference in an “active tall building city” every year. Recent conferences took place in Shenzhen, New York and Shanghai.

The conference will be co-chaired by Ken McBryde (principal, Hassell), Jeff Morgan (associate principal, Grimshaw Architects) and Philip Vivian (director, Bates Smart), as well as Antony Wood, executive director of CTBUH.

A networking reception will be held on 30 October from 6pm–8pm and a VIP networking reception will be held on 29 October from 6pm–8pm.

Attendees can choose to attend the conference for two, three or five days.

Registration will take place on 29 October 2017.

For further information and registration details visit the CTBUH website. 

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