The Space Between: Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings CTBUH Research

James Parakh CTBUH Leader
Urban Design Manager
City of Toronto Planning Department, Toronto



This presentation was intended to introduce the upcoming CTBUH technical guide titled "The Space Between," which investigates the importance of publicly accessible spaces surrounding tall buildings. Urban spaces featured in the technical guide range in scale from London's Pocket Parks, to Shanghai's historic Xintiandi District. Also, neighborhood-scaled parks resulting from master plans like Battery Park City in New York, as well as grand urban spaces such as Lake Khalifa in Dubai and Marina Bay in Singapore, are examples of urban spaces that frame tall buildings' contributions to their urban pageantry. This technical guide highlights all scales of the "Spaces Between," and how each impact the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit tall building neighborhoods. The finished publication will be an output of the CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee.

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