Monolithic architecture of high-rise buildings

Other Names:
Negative social environment of high-rise apartments
High-density construction

In both industrialized and developing countries a certain tendency to put up monumental buildings has produced undesirable results, in terms both of human need and of natural environment. In some areas, this tendency has been intensified by unregulated urban land markets and inflated land values. Massive high-rise buildings can be designated as offices in such a way as to sterilize city life. As apartments, they can break up local 'corner-store' relationships, imprison mothers and young families, and impoverish the imaginative life of a whole generation of children. Such high-rise apartments are particularly unsuitable for first generation migrants from rural areas; they are also unduly costly compared with alternative public policies of land settlement, site preparation, and self help in housing.

Related Problems:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST