The major world cities are anchored by massive skyscrapers reaching ever higher heights. As the world's population moves into these urban centers, 70% predicted by 2050, the challenge will be to build large skyscraper like multi-use structures that can serve the needs of the massive populations they must house. Hong Kong and China are leading the way for the rest of the world. However, they are currently following the traditional western model which relies on vast cityscapes and their attendant urban sprawl needed to supply their needs. The consequences are the loss of arable land to feed the population and a minimization of community to accommodate the warehousing of the citizenry. A new dense living approach is needed that combines height, multi-use, diverse populations and community identities that support the inhabitants.
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