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Planning and the high-rise neighbourhood: Debates on vertical cities.

Webb, Brian ORCID: and White, James T. 2022. Planning and the high-rise neighbourhood: Debates on vertical cities. Urban Planning 7 (4) 10.17645/up.v7i4.6357

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This editorial introduces the thematic issue on “Vertical Cities: The Development of High-Rise Neighbourhoods.” It outlines the lack of understanding about high-rise development in cities around the world and argues for a continued need to further interrogate concepts of verticality beyond single towers and towards a finer grain examination of high-rise neighbourhoods. The editorial introduces four interconnected themes that begin to address this phenomenon—socio-demographic challenges, planning discourses, high-rise legacies, and alternative conceptions of verticality—and highlights how the various articles in this thematic issue explore these critical areas of enquiry. It concludes with a call for future research to delve deeper into the planning challenges presented by high-rise neighbourhoods in the 21st-century city and, critically, the contribution that high-rise urban form makes to urban sustainability.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Cogitatio Press
ISSN: 2183-7635
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 11 November 2022
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 22:08

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