The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international (US-based) non-profit organization sponsored by architectural, engineering, planning, and construction professionals, was established to facilitate professional exchanges among those involved in all aspects of the planning, design, construction and operation of tall buildings and the urban habitat.
The Council's primary goal is to promote better urban environments by maximizing the international interaction of professionals, and by making the lastest knowledge available to its members and to the public at large in useful form.
The Council has a major concern with the role of tall buildings in the urban environment and their impact thereon. Providing adequate space for life and work involves not only technological factors, but social and cultural aspects as well.
While not an advocate for tall buildings per se, in those situations in which they are appropriate, the Council seeks to encourage the use of the latest knowledge in their implementation.