With just 10 days to go until the opening of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2017 international conference, also known as CTBUH 2017, the organisers have announced that the Sydney leg of the event has now sold out, although there are places still remaining for the Melbourne and Brisbane programs.

According to the program, the overarching theme of CTBUH 2017 is ‘Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure’, while a range of sub-themes will also be looked at including future-oriented urban response to unprecedented population growth; mass urbanisation; climate change; environmental degradation; social, political, and economic change; and the rapid advance of myriad technical innovations.

Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for creating increased density, not just through sheer height, but, by connecting multiple layers of the city, according to the organisers.

This year’s event will see some 1200 delegates from 44 countries and 450 companies from around the globe convene to listen to 246 experts present on topics ranging from transit-oriented development to the future of the workplace.

For the Melbourne and Brisbane programs, some of the listed keynote speakers include Jonathan Spear, executive director of Infrastructure Victoria and Evelyn Storey, Aurecon’s technical director, Built Environment.

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