Megacities Agglomerations CTBUH Research

Daniel Safarik
CTBUH Editor
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago



The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization project, and to observe the effects of multi-core, polycentric cities growing together to effectively become one. This presentation established the criteria for defining megacities, discussed their characteristics and locations, and assessed the impact they are having and will have on tall buildings, urban development, transportation, infrastructure and quality of life.

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