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Imagining the Underground: A Blueprint for High-density Cities

Imagining the Underground: A Blueprint for High-density Cities

In this short course, we explore how Singapore is leading the way with its visionary planning and utilisation of the space beneath our feet.

A city is filled with many layers. Some high above the earth’s surface and others far below. Despite having grown by 25 per cent through reclamation, Singapore comprises just 724 square-kilometres of land. With a population that has steadily increased over the last 50 years and is projected to grow even further, the city must maximise the space that it has. But, with its future needs not yet fully known, Singapore’s bold ideas for land-use require effective long-term planning, a people-centric approach and focused political will to be realised.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. To understand the importance of long-term strategic planning for urban development
  2. Identify the potential benefits of underground living and the challenges involved in convincing the public of its viability
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