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Daniel Levine: Large cities are moving underground
The trends expert is seeing a growing number of developments below street level
“Rooftop areas have been trending for some time,” says trends expert Daniel Levine. “Now, developers are looking for other places to create spaces for public use.”
Modern metropolises frequently feature open and large abandoned spaces, the remainder of large changes to mass transit systems. In New York City, a long-forgotten former trolley station is getting attention. Dubbed the “Lowline”, efforts are underway inside the space to convert it into a large underground park, complete with skylights and vaulted ceilings. In Paris, officials want to take this idea further. The idea is to take empty metro stations and redevelop them into public spaces- like theaters, night clubs, and swimming pools.
Developers in London are using an empty bomb shelter for a more industrious purpose- underground farming. Hydroponics and high-tech lighting allow for the cultivating of greens, herbs, and small vegetables.
“This trend reflects the growing valuation of space,” says public speaker Daniel Levine. “Developers are realizing that open areas in municipal spaces can be found in unusual places, including below street level. Taking advantage of this space is another way of escaping urban sprawl.”
About Daniel Levine
Daniel Levine is a trends expert and public speaker. He shares his message with audiences and clients around the world, cementing his place as a leading marketing specialist. Learn more at http://DanielLevine.com
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