A PLANNER'S VIEW OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT

The planners task is identified as that of coordinating the needs of industry with public policy in terms of stated and implicit public goals and objectives. Among the areas of concern to planners are energy conservation, air and water pollution, transportation systems, decaying central cities, aesthetics and the competitive advantage of industrial production. Reduced space heating and cooling, and reduced air pollution (most of local pollution is from electricity generation) would be facilitated by underground location of facilities. Underground development would also eliminate land use conflicts. The steps which could be taken to ensure incorporation of underground space reuse into a comprehensive planning strategy are: mapping of strategically located quality limestone as part of a general geologic inventory; adoption of protective zoning to ensure coherent and planned development; encouragement of quarrying on public lands, especially beneath parks and boulevards; and providing for vertical differentiation in zoning and subdivision.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 71-73

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  • Accession Number: 00130635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM