For a long time, cities have entertained a complicated relationship with the notion of going underground. Sure, most cities maintain extensive subway systems, but what lies beneath the city streets has traditionally been perceived as a dark and dirty netherworld.
Thankfully, at a time when cities are pressed for square footage like never before, new technologies are allowing planners, developers, and innovators to make use of the land below street level to improve their cities. From the functional underground pedestrian paths, to futuristic underground bicycle parking and even an underground park, planners and innovators are pushing the limits for what’s possible below surface level. Read more on smart magazine →