High Rise Cities

A balance of modern and traditional architecture is thankfully the norm for many of our cities. All around the world, long established cities have nurtured their iconic period structures whilst encouraging modern designs and designers to fill in empty spaces and accommodate gaps in residential and commercial capacities.
Bristol in England is fairly typical of such a city city facing a
dilemma  with a population growth of 10% every 10 years.
Many will be surprised to know that this once relatively small westcountry city is now one of Britains largest cities with nearly 1/2 million people, dwarfing Newcastle and Sunderland and not too far behind Manchester. So Bristol Civic Society have asked the question …
Should Bristol become a high rise city? 
There are so many factors to take into consideration such as the environment, energy usage, well being of the population, jobs, the economy and more so here are their findings …