Adopting a program management approach to maximize the benefit of 'Vertical cities'

Edel Christie

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The most effective way to ensure successful and safe delivery of “Supertall” and “Megatall” structures is by taking a commercially led programmatic approach

Tall buildings are bigger, better, faster and more prevalent than ever. Driven by rapid growth in Asia and the Middle East, the race among the world’s cities to build the tallest, ultimate record-busting skyscraper on the planet is fast and furious. But these skyscrapers leave a legacy city beneath, whether that is in the form of an open landscape for development around the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, or a city prime for redevelopment in the shadow of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, a programmatic approach to design and development can ensure this legacy is overwhelmingly positive. Well-executed skyscrapers can be a real economic-development driver.

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Edel Christie

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ADOPTING A PROGRAM MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFIT OF ‘VERTICAL CITIES’

Tall buildings are bigger, better, faster and more prevalent than ever. Driven by rapid growth in Asia and the Middle East, the race among the world’s cities to build the tallest, ultimate record-busting skyscraper on the planet is fast and furious. But these skyscrapers leave a legacy city beneath, whether that is in the form of an open landscape for development around the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, or a city prime for redevelopment in the shadow of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, a programmatic approach to design and development can ensure this legacy is overwhelmingly positive. Well-executed skyscrapers can be a real economic-development driver.

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