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Urban Underground Space Sustaining Life Cycles

Urban Underground Space Sustaining Life Cycles


H. Wagner

It is common sense that urbanization is squeezing surface space. There is underground space usage the resilient and sustainable alternative. Economic development depends on infrastructure growth. Underground infrastructure enables development of smart cities. Major metropolitan urban centers across the globe are dealing with issues such as commuting disconnects and overburdened surface infrastructure. Infrastructure relates to social equity, strategic community engagement, and empowerment. Projects are becoming more integrated, multipurpose and beneficial. Beyond geotechnical engineers, consultants, designers and planers, owners, construction managers, financial experts, technology developers and government decision makers are challenged. Facing the 21st century, and recognizing changes and challenges of underground infrastructures, cross cutting issues include resilience and disaster recovery, disruptive technologies, climate changes and extreme events. One of the objectives of the paper is to uncover opportunities and responsibilities of underground infrastructure’s social impact. Examples provide insight into solutions including life cycle cost assessment implemented into the globes fastest growing mega cities. Technological advances e.g., passenger and freight transportation, communication, and supply, does need considerations and opportunities to develop smart underground infrastructure. In conclusion, its major impact on sustainable and resilient smart cities shall be deliberated.

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Year 2022
City Copenhagen
Country Denmark
ISBN 978-2-9701436-7-3