According to top analytic watchdogs, seventy percent of the world’s population will be housed in cities by 2050. This is definitely a major change over one and a half generations, but it will require us to change how we design our cities. Some of the world’s top architects are hitting the drawing boards to try to capitalize.

Key Takeaways:

  • At the same time, many tech companies — Amazon, Tencent, Google, Samsung and others — are infusing digital technology into how cities are built and operated.
  • As a result, the high-rise building paradigm needs to change into something more porous and highly networked.
  • The basic, underlying principle for tall buildings and workplaces in the future will be to connect people and make life in our cities more sustainable.

“The basic, underlying principle for tall buildings and workplaces in the future will be to connect people and make life in our cities more sustainable”

http://blog.naiop.org/2017/04/eight-new-ideas-for-the-high-rise-of-the-future/

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