As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences differ significantly from the many commercial conferences that are now being held around the world, in terms of both quality of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. Dissemination of best-practice information is of primary importance at every CTBUH conference. Thus, every presentation given at the 2015 Conference will be substantiated by a paper, which will be rigorously peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceeding: a series of high-quality, books which form an important historical archive long after the event has ended. At the 2014 Shanghai Conference this constituted four separate books, totaling 1,344 pages in combined length (see images below). Every New York 2015 delegate will received a digital copy of the 2015 books, with an option to purchase in hard copy in advance of the conference, or at the event itself.

The main proceeding book (left) and the three project room books provided delegates with the paper that accompanied every presentation given at the conference, and every poster displayed at the conference

In addition, all presentations given at the conference are supplied to each delegate on a USB drive, together with the conference pocket guide and full delegate list

The pocket guide contains key information on important locations at the conference, presentations and times, technical and regional tours, and more

2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings

This publication draws together the papers presented at the CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference which took place at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao Shanghai from 16–19 September, 2014 in both a hardcover book and a DVD containing digital versions of the papers. The subject matter is intended to drive thinking beyond just buildings, to considering cities as a whole. What best practices are some cities in the world already doing, and what else can be done to develop our cities beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a vision of a connected, maximized, Sustainable Vertical Urbanism…

Editors: Antony Wood, Shiling Zheng & Timothy Johnson
Layout Coordination & Design: Steven Henry, Kristen Dobbins & Marty Carver
Publisher: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in conjunction with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai, and the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-939493-38-8
Hard cover, 896 pages

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2014 In Detail Publications

First introduced at the Shanghai 2014 Conference these hard-bound books contain all papers from the project/city rooms. To the right are the first three “In Detail” books on Shanghai Tower, Ping An Finance Center, and Suzhou Zongnan Center.