Session 7D: What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Polycentric Cities?

Panel Discussion

22 October 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

If we accept that the world’s great cities of the near future will be polycentric, what does that mean for the development of tall buildings? Where should they be located? What properties should they have? How does polycentrism affect the notion of “mixed use," scale, proportion, and the types of services and spaces offered? The expert panel takes on these, and other, questions.

Panel Chair: May Wei
Vice President & Shanghai Office Director, Arcadis UK, Shanghai
Jamil Jadallah
Managing Director, Partner, National Engineering Bureau, Dubai
Yahya Jan
President, Design Director, NORR Group Consultants International Limited, Dubai
Zhongjie Lin
Visiting Professor of Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania, Charlotte
Ole Scheeren
Principal, Buro Ole Scheeren, Hong Kong

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