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For Singapore, the new world lies below the feet

Feb 26, 2018, 6:10 AM EST
(Source: Brian Evans/flickr)
(Source: Brian Evans/flickr)

The population of 5.6 million in Singapore is set to swell by another 1.3 million by 2030, presenting the city-state with a big challenge to accommodate this urban boom. Underground urbanism, which involves innovative use of underground spaces, seems to be Singapore’s idea of growing further.

From the obvious subway system to a water reclamation system and the world’s largest district cooling system, Singapore is packing all it can underground to make space and offset rising urban density forces, writes Smithsonian.com.

The city-state has pumped in $188 million in underground technology research and development, which could also serve as a template for other cities across the world if Singapore succeeds in its endeavors, notes Futurism.

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