Kate Ascher and Mark Lavery to speak at CTBUH ‘Cities to Megacities’ conference
Kate Ascher and Mark Lavery to speak at this year’s CTBUH conference “Cities to Megacities: shaping dense vertical urbanism”.
Kate Ascher, partner in our New York Cities team, will be presenting on the theme of social issues with her talk entitled “Tall Versus Old? The Role of Historic Preservation in the Context of Rapid Urban Growth” Her talk takes place on 18th October at 11.45am Session 6G.
The presentation reflects on three cities, New York, Berlin, and Beijing all at a turning point in deciding how their past should be remembered; and seeks to reflect on three key questions and discuss the potential of learning from each city’s experience. How did historic preservation develop and what ultimately gets preserved? How are buildings and neighbourhoods preserved, and how are newer and taller buildings integrated? What is the value of preservation?
Mark Lavery, associate director for tall buildings based in our Dubai office, will also be speaking at the conference. His presentation entitled “Sustainable Integration of Tall Buildings and the Urban Habitat for the Megacities of the Future” will take place on 17th October at 2.15pm Session 3H. It will examine what it takes to successfully integrate a tall building into the urban fabric, outlining the symbiotic benefit such integration generates for the urban habitat, the tower itself, and the city, and looks at the current drivers for integration from the perspective of different building typologies.
Through examples, Mark will look at the keys to successful integrated design, including people-centric design, and will consider a framework for success for social, commercial and economic sustainability.
Taking place between the 16-21 October, the event moves progressively across three major cities in China – Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. It is set to be attended by a wide range of leading figures in the Urban development and tall buildings industry. To find out more about the event visit http://ctbuh2016.com. You can also find out more about Kate and Mark via the links below.
We hope to see you there!