The subterranean city is growing in popularity. See how #cities are assessing the potential #infrastructure

This post is also available in: Italian A second city lies beneath the streets of Montreal: a bustling complex of shops and restaurants. The bedrock of Helsinki was dug for industrial purposes: storage of petroleum, water treatment, and a data collection center. Throughout the world, in Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam and beyond, cities are expanding into their underground layers with new subway lines. The subterranean city is a familiar concept, but for cities looking to dig a little deeper for whatever reason, how can they go about assessing the potential? Assessment of a city’s subterranean potential or practicality is so difficult that many cities give up before even starting projects. However, creators of the Deep City Method (DCM) tool hope that will no longer be the case. Developed by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, or the Swiss Federal Institute of Tech...

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