Efficient Use of Land & Subsoil

When population growth continues and cities grow larger, land becomes scarce. It is therefore crucial, in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability, to use the available (sub)soil in a highly efficient way. Policy-makers are therefore faced with the important task to adopt an efficient urban planning approach. Both an effective use of space in the subsoil and above the surface needs to be high on the policy agenda. Challenges within this field are related to urban sprawl, land scarcity and dealing with new and existing forms of infrastructure that need to be gentrified.