Imagining a Future Vertical City

Not everyone is sold on the idea of vertical cities, populated with futuristic skyscrapers beyond the proportions of earlier eras. But for as long cities bear the brunt of the world’s population growth, explorations of verticality will continue.

Starting from the assumption that 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050, Mercedes Martty rounds up some of the recent design ideas for vertical, high-density living from planners and architects around the world.

The article includes the built example of the Mirador building in Spain, as well as some ongoing studies, like the work of the architecture collective known as PinkCould in Shanghai, China.

Full Story: Rethinking Urbanism Through Vertical Cities

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