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NY-Lon Underground

As cities attempt to balance environmental constraints with growth in population and consumption, some are begin to look at the land beneath their feet as a potentially viable urban asset. Urben wrote a research paper for the International Society of City and Regional Planning and the International Tunnelling Association Committee on Underground Spaces, looking at how London and New York utilise their underground spaces. The paper considers contrasting approaches to underground space in the two cities, focusing in particular on transport led projects including Canary Wharf and Crossrail in London and Penn Street Station and the Second Avenue Subway in New York, but also more creative examples such as the proposed Lowline Park (pictured) in New York.

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