The Highrise Report

Vertical living's past, present and future across the globe

13 Portraits of Highrise Life, From Around the World

Each of these individuals shared their stories with the years-long HIGHRISE project, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

The Big, Big, Big, Big Money Behind Tall Buildings

How super-luxury apartments became a major global investment tool.

The Peculiar Inequality of Singapore's Famed Public Housing

Most residents of the city-state live in tidy, subsidized highrises. Unless, of course, you happen to be one of the foreign workers who helped build them.

Unlocking the Potential in Toronto's Suburban Highrises

The Tower Renewal project combines green retrofits with an ambitious rezoning plan. Will it be enough?

The Long Shadow of Mumbai's Mushrooming Highrises

In the scramble to grow, builders have cut corners—harming residents and the future of the city.

Why the U.K.'s Tower Blocks Deserve a Vast, Visual Archive

There’s long been a polarized debate surrounding this type of housing, but that’s finally starting to change.

The Value in Following a Single Building for Years

How the wide-ranging HIGHRISE documentary film project influenced the lives of a group of Toronto tower residents.

Explore the Digital Lives of Global Highrises in 'Universe Within'

The new interactive documentary, part of the HIGHRISE series produced by the National Film Board of Canada, makes its U.S. premiere on CityLab.