#16: Are Tall Buildings Sustainable?
The Green UrbanistJanuary 31, 202100:37:1725.65 MB

#16: Are Tall Buildings Sustainable?

In today's episode we are asking, are tall buildings sustainable? It is often argued that because of their density, tall buildings are essential for sustainable cities to support public transport, walking, cycling and thriving communities. However, once you start looking into it, it is far more complicated than that.

In this episode, tall buildings are analysed based on their environmental, social and economic sustainability with some surprising results.

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https://nla.london/insights/londons-tall-buildings-survey-2020

Headspace: The Psychology of City Living

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