Towards Vertical Cities
About the course
Population increase is leading to dramatic urbanization in the Asian sub-continent. Across the continent large-scale migration from the countryside to the cities is a phenomenon that is putting pressure on Asian megacities. Existing urban architectural and planning models struggle to accommodate the increased population and provide open/green spaces for recreation. This course will aim to explore a vertical urban theory that facilitates development in a sustainably inclusive manner. It will go through in detail planning principles that allow for greener, appropriately orientated social spaces that are climatic responsive, more integrated with circulation patterns within the tall building to permit an ease of movement, and activated by communal and economic uses to encourage greater social interaction within developments.