Are tall buildings the answer to population growth?

Earlier this year Renzo Piano’s Shard was finally unveiled as the latest tall building to appear on London’s skyline. It has since attracted a mixed response; it’s certainly a striking statement, but one that towers alone, imposing itself upon one of London’s most historic boroughs.

In our latest series of Think Pieces, we have asked a range of contributors to consider whether tall buildings are really the answer to our social, economic and environmental challenges of the future, in the context of continued population increase and global urbanisation.

Contributions come from; Renzo Piano, Ken Yeang, Jane Wernick, Barbara Weiss, Robin Partington, Peter Ferrari, Rebecca Roberts-Hughes and Nicholas Boys Smith.

Read the pieces and join the debate via our website.

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