It might be assumed that, with increased density of high-rise construction, there will be less greenery in our cities. But many projects have not only proven this to be untrue – some have increased the amount of greenery on a given plot of land, through creative use of the vertical and horizontal surfaces provided by these massive buildings. Rooftops, balconies, skybridges, the ground plane, façades, and everything in between can be “greened,” for the positive outcomes of shade, heat-island mitigation, recreation, and farming. Join some of the world’s strongest and most successful advocates for, and experts on greening the vertical habitat.

When: Saturday, 20 October 2018 8:00am-12:00pm
Venue: U-Bora Tower, Business Bay, 1st Floor Conference Room

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Workshop Program

Trabucco Workshop Chair: Dario Trabucco
Research Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
8:00am Arrival & coffee Break
8:30am Welcome
8:40am

Presentations

Yibo Xu

Yibo Xu

China Partner, Stefano Boeri Architetti
“Vertical Forest City, the Urban Form of Future”
Luke Leung

Luke Leung

Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Naturalization of Polycentric Cities”
Rodrigo Carazo

Rodrigo Carazo

President - Design Director, Carazo Architecture
“Biophilia and Vertical Urbanism – A Symbiotic Relationship Between Nature and Tall Cities”
9:40am Coffee/Tea Break
10:00am

Presentations

Matthé van Baalen

Matthé van Baalen

Global Leader Performance Driven Engineering, Arcadis
“How Will Biodiversity Influence the Development of Our Vertical Landscape?”
Nirodha Gunadasa

Nirodha Gunadasa

Chairman, Archedium (Private) Limited
“Using the Mathematics of Nature in Vertical Urban Design”
Christoph Gruenaug

Christoph Gruenaug

Associate, Arup
“Future Green Buildings: What is Possible?”
11:00am Q&A Session
11:30am Discussion on Next Steps
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Workshop End