Cities underground

When we talk about subterranean development, people most often think of underground railways or deep caverns in rock for storage of oil (pictured below) or generation of hydropower. But we build places for people underground as well—basements just below grade, deeper mined spaces, and the pedestrian linkages between these spaces and underground rail. As cities […]

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A tale of two flooded cities

Photo: Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2013 ©Bunton & Peel Last summer disastrous floods caused by heavy rains hit both Calgary and Toronto, two of Canada’s largest cities, within a matter of weeks of one another. Media coverage of the events at the time provided Canadians an arresting split image that captured the impact of extreme weather […]

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