CTBUH 2012 – SOLD OUT in Shanghai!
That the 21st Century will be the age of the Asian Skyscraper seems indisputable. Already, the past two decades have witnessed a major shift in tall buildings from west to east. Many of the major advances are now taking place in Asia, often with a collaboration of eastern and western expertise. With global urbanization approaching 200,000 people every day, the need for a new or extended city of a million inhabitants every week is driving massive growth in hundreds of Asian cities simultaneously – from Mecca to Manila, Istanbul to Incheon, Karachi to Kunming.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat brought its 9th World Congress to the dynamic skyscraper city of Shanghai. The 2012 Congress convened the world’s leading tall building owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, planners, policy-makers, and others to ultimately answer the question: does the vertical city offer the best chance for human survival in our rapidly-populating, urbanizing, consuming, and resource dwindling world?
Two Part Podcast Interview Post CTBUH World Congress
This is the first of two podcasts where we examine the achievements of this congress. Part 1 will look at how the event was organized and Part 2 will look at the congress business strategy with an interview of Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director.
We hope you enjoy Part 1 interview with Shanghai representatives of the CTBUH local congress organizer Vivian Zhang and Sammi Liu who will provide the background into the organization of the congress.