Problem

Environmental stress on inhabitants of tall buildings

Nature:
Where more people are crowded into cities, there are more buildings. As more land is built up, structures start getting taller in order to use vertical space, thus intensifying crowding, economic viability, transportation and service problems. This situation leads to environmental stress or discomfort in human beings occupying tall buildings, sometimes even to neuroses, delinquency, and violence.
Claim:
Tall buildings have no genuine advantages, except in speculative gains for banks and land owners. They are not cheaper, do not help create open space, destroy the townscape, destroy social life, promote crime, make life difficult for children, are expensive to maintain, wreck the open spaces near them, and damage light, air and view.
Counter Claim:
Tall buildings are a logical solution to encompass more people, save space, and create a more harmonious environment for humans and nature.
Narrower Problems:
Lack of shade
Values:
Stress
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
04.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST