Abstract: Construction Costs Analysis-Horizontal Cities vs. Vertical Cities
Day 2 at 10:45
Building and living in vertical cities is an inevitable step towards the next level of civilization.
Why? A Vertical City is not only energy efficient, self-sustained, it also conserves the nature and brings the development of humanity to the next level. It will also be more economic than today's cities.
This speech will discuss the economic aspects of a Vertical City, including the development plan of a vertical city, the overall building cost, the operation and maintenance costs, management cost, financial mode, and the differences between a Vertical City and a conventional city.
In the case of the development of JingJinJi mega-municipal area, the Vertical City concept can serve it very well. This particular region of China has premium human resources (engineers, experienced construction teams, etc.), a strong supply of construction materials, and an urgent need to improve the environment.
On the contrary to a common understanding that it costs more to build a vertical city, it's actually more economic to build and maintain a vertical city than a conventional city. It will also improve the quality of life of its residents.