This book, the result of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 6th World Congress: Cities in the Third Millennium, examines the issues which must be addressed if we are to have a common understanding of the forces of change.
Experts in architecture, engineering and planning contribute a commentary on the existing condition of urban design, sociology and tall buildings, and expand the boundaries of new construction and engineering technology.
'Together, the authors are seeking to shape the city environments for years to come, making the book essential reading for anyone with an interest in the future of urban development.' The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Foreword. Preface. 1. Urban Systems. 2. Development and Management. Planning and Architecture. 3. Building Systems and Concepts. 4. Building Service Systems. 5. Design Criteria and Loads. 6. Tall Concrete and Masonry Buildings. 7. Country Reports. 8. Contributors. 9. Units. Building Index. Name Index. Subject Index.