Session 7D: What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Polycentric Cities?

Panel Discussion

22 October 2018
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

If we accept that the world’s great cities of the near future will be polycentric, what does that mean for the development of tall buildings? Where should they be located? What properties should they have? How does polycentrism affect the notion of “mixed use”, scale, proportion, and the types of services and spaces offered? The expert panel takes on these tough questions.

Panel Chair: To be Confirmed
Scott Duncan (Invited)
Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago
Jamil Jadallah
CEO, National Engineering Bureau, Dubai
Zhongjie Lin
Visiting Professor of Urban Design, University of Pennsylvania, Charlotte
Presenter to be Confirmed