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 move the conversation beyond the tall building, as it is traditionally thought of, to debate a new set of guidelines and responsibilities towards skyscrapers becoming “connectors” in the city.
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for creating increased density not just through sheer height, but by connecting multiple layers of 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.
Attendees can choose to attend the conference for two, three or five days, with days four and five devoted to the aforementioned regional programs.
On-site registration will occur pre-conference on 29 October.
For further information and registration details visit the CTBUH website.