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Thesis topic Urban growth and flexibility in vertical city
I am considering this topic for my thesis.Can anybody help?
Zeeshan ali Shani
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Thesis topic Urban growth and flexibility in vertical city
Zeeshan, I am not sure that the term flexibility can be applied to "the vertical city", because due to the natural force of gravity, upward growth cannot be infinite. Furthermore, the higher the buildings are, the denser the population, the higher the need for water and waste services, the greater the need for mass public transport, etc which in the end is self-limiting (and unsustainable), because sooner or later the economic costs will outweigh this selfish energy-hogging convenience lifestyle.
Frank John Snelling
Thesis topic Urban growth and flexibility in vertical city
Zeeshan, the thought occurs that the term "vertical city" starts from the ground up, whereas, you can have a vertical city going downwards and underground.

The best of both worlds is to reduce the height of an urban block with half above ground and half below ground. And with this design strategy, people can enter and exit the building much faster in the event of a disaster.
Frank John Snelling
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