9-12 March 2020
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, China
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marcus evans takes great pride in organising our flagship platform “9th Annual Vertical Cities” large scale conference whereby this conference is specially designed to meet all stakeholders' demands to secure and guarantee their investments. This conference will cover various aspects of high rise planning, liveability and integrated design, new typologies, lifestyle creation and community living, innovative structural engineering and construction methods as well as technologies to maximise sustainability and efficiency. Explore new ways of integrating your project within the existing developments by mixing the right elements and enhancing liveability for long term ROI. Also, gain insights into vertical urbanism to build the next generation of skyscrapers!

The astronomical growth in tall building construction observed over the past decade is still continuing. To create vertical cities that are liveable, dynamic and vibrant, we must think of new ways to create public, open spaces within these urban places. We know that incorporating mixed-use into our plans – combining retail, living, cultural institutions, parks and office spaces into vertical communities leads to greater liveability. It’s time to apply this thinking to our urban fabric in a more encompassing, three-dimensional way. To do this, we need to reimagine vertical urbanism and the “intersections” of people and experiences that make a city vibrant in a way that includes the vertical dimension.
By the year 2050, the world population is set to increase to 9 billion people, of which 66% will be living in cities. This will inevitably lead to further urban densification and soaring dense vertical environments. Reimagining city environments, and in particular tall buildings, with a focus on reducing redundancies and re-appropriating existing buildings, creating novel hybrid environments, incorporating green and social democratic spaces, and integrating multiple modes of transport is key.
The world’s cities are facing rapid change. The number of mega cities with 10 million people or more will double to 41 by 2030. Cities are responding by becoming denser, more vertical places. Just a decade ago, tall buildings above 200 metres were a rarity, but in 2019 there were more than 300 globally.

The challenge that lies for both developers and cities to ensure they are commercially successful, seamlessly linked to mobility, integrated with urban habitat and a catalyst for dynamic, resilient cities of the future. Building at height is a highly specialised business requiring sophisticated skills and experience. It also demands a broader approach to the whole life cycle of a building, from the concerns of urban planning right through to the unique design, construction, procurement, project and cost management issues that must be addressed to create value and a return on investment.

Creating commercially successful tall buildings with resilient mobility and seamless urban integration is complex. Collaborative public and private sector partnerships, innovative investment, flexible zoning and tall building design that is multifunctional, connected, sustainable and healthy are all crucial elements going forward.

General enquiries

Shahlini Muniandy
Senior Marketing Executive

Suite A-20-1, Level 20, Hampshire Place Office
Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

+603 2723 6595
Email: ShahliniM@marcusevanskl.com