New Frontiers in Urban Living
The urban subsurface is already the engine room of a city, a conduit for vital functions such as transport, water, electricity and sewers. However, as we confront the challenges of rapid urbanization and climate change, it could also hold the key to the future livability and resiliency of our cities. Through its collection of articles contributed by diverse thought leaders, Underground Cities offers a global, multidisciplinary, and multi-dimensional exploration of what has been called the 'final frontier' in urban planning – the largely untapped resource of the subsurface of our cities.
Launched against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on people’s perceptions of space – personal and public, “Underground Cities” is a timely invitation to everyone to think forward and strategically, about our future needs for this vital commodity for livability.
John is an AECOM Fellow specialised in geotechnical engineering for more than 40 years and has been practising in the Asia Pacific region. John has continued to work on underground railway projects and contributed to the design of more than 100 underground station structures.
As editor of AA Publications for almost three decades, Pamela has extensive experience of producing innovative, thought-provoking books with a broad visual appeal.
Nancy is the Head of Strategy & Growth and Chief of Staff for AECOM’s Asia Pacific and is a civil engineer, architect and urban designer with over 20 years of experience in urban design, architecture, landscape design, construction administration and project management for architecture projects.