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Key Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: Friday, 11 March 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: Monday, 25 April 2022

Abstract Submission

Join us in Chicago in November at the CTBUH 2022 International Conference for thought-provoking and inspirational discussions on the theme of “Tall Excellence: Seeking the Ideal in Vertical Urbanism.”

The design of tall buildings and cities is facing new challenges derived from the demand for better social, economic, and environmental outcomes. The traditional premise of the skyscraper is now confronted with a new idea of density, one that seeks more than just functional space and a marketable skyline. This context forces us to raise the bar, rethink attitudes, and choose paradigms for far more sustainable, livable cities. The question is: how are we reacting to this?

  • What is the best possible tall building?
  • How high should it be?
  • What is it made of?
  • What should it look like?
  • Where and how should we plan it?
  • How should we build it?
  • Who will occupy it?
  • How can it be safer?
  • What makes it most efficient?
  • How can we balance its costs?
  • Finally, how can we identify its excellence?

Sharing your ideas or showcasing your work, CTBUH invites you to submit abstracts answering these and other questions that will help us to identify the solutions for a better future.