Rapid urbanisation is happening in up and coming cities across the globe. This being said, key metropolises will continue to be the hub of modernism, trade, leisure, culture and heritage, and art. According to the United Nations, the 21st century started with more than half of the world’s population residing in those cities. Trends show that this number will go up to 70 percent by 2050.
In the West, the urbanization in progressive countries are slowing down. However, the real challenge is how they can improve or bring up to date buildings and towers that are already erected and standing tall.
Erecting Tall Towers & Building Cities
Ladies and gentlemen, sooner or later, housing setbacks will hit even the most industrialized countries. This is in addition to the economic and environmental issues that may hamper the urbanization and modernization of major cities in the world. With these concerns in mind, government officials, engineers, architects and developers are coming up with an innovative planning system that will include innovative materials and methods in building the future towers and cities.
For one, wood is now the most sought building material, surpassing the popularity of steel and concrete. In fact, wood is considered as the “architectural wonder material of the 21st century” for various reasons. These include its quality and sustainability. Recent advances in this construction material further propelled its popularity. Thanks to new kinds of engineered timber, architects can now build bigger and higher skyscrapers.
In developing a greener, urban environment across the globe, construction experts are pioneering the use of bamboo in building safe and cheap housing complexes. Aside from its strength and renewable property, structures made of bamboo can withstand even the strongest earthquake. In fact, bamboo structures fared better compared with concrete buildings during the earthquakes that hit Nepal and Ecuador.
Garden cities are also seen as the solution to environmental and economic crisis of the future. Not only these are eco-friendly, they also offer sustainable living conditions. A lot of housing projects can be developed within the city that have less environmental impact. Moreover, garden cities are inclusive places that can generate more jobs and promote a sustainable way of life.