[URBANTH-L]CFP: URBAN STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE: SUPERTALL LIVING
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Mon Dec 13 21:51:52 EST 2004
Call for Papers -- URBAN STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE: SUPERTALL LIVINGURBAN STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE: SUPERTALL LIVING
We would like to invite you to submit your original paper (not previously published) to the Special Issue on Supertall Living: its planning, design, production and management, to be published by Urban Studies, 2006 (the papers submitted will be subject to the journal's usual manuscript review process).
Introduction to the Special Issue:
Increasingly, with urbanization cities in the developing world are looking to building taller buildings for its residents. It is not uncommon to find residential buildings rising to 30 or more storeys in an increasing number of Asian cities in different countries: Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore. The rising trend calls for submission of papers that brings together current knowledge about human living in such very tall buildings where the defining criterion is the storey height: 30 or more storeys. These buildings create different conditions in the planning, design, construction and management of human dwelling.
It is our hope that the Special Issue on Supertall Living will accomplish three goals:
1. review and share emerging knowledge about supertall residential buildings;
2. systematize and enrich discussion on the nontechnological issues related to the planning, design, construction and use of supertall residential buildings; and
3. stimulate further research in this area to enhance liveability in situations where supertall residential buildings prevail as a common housing form.
Research papers submitted may include but not limited to:
* Supertall residential building design, production and management;
* Evaluation and analysis of density and quality of living spaces in supertall residential development;
* Analysis of the role and impact of supertall residential buildings on the urban environment and planning;
* Institutional and policy framework for supertall residential development;
* Finance and economics of supertall residential development;
* Community perception and response to supertall residential living;
* Symbolism and esthetics of supertall residential buildings;
* Cross national comparisons and developments;
* Issues of sustainability, liveability and safety of such housing development.
Please write to Special issue editors:
Dr. Belinda Yuen
School of Design & Environment
The National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge Crescent
Email: rstbyuen at nus.edu.sg
Dr. Anthony Yeh
Centre of Urban Planning & Environmental Management
Hong Kong University
Email: hdxugoy at hkucc.hku.hk
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