In this video, The B1M explains why European cities do not typically build skyscrapers while the rest of the world is increasingly doing so. Much of the reason has to do with how European cities were already densely built and oriented around a mix of uses.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.