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Underground Cities

Nevada Desert Oasis is a Safe Haven for Natural Disasters

— September 16, 2009 — Eco
The concept of a water-poor world is becoming a reality. Matsys Designs has embarked on a project to combat the problem with its Sietch Nevada development, essentially an underground city inspired by the 1965 novel ‘Dune’.

In the novel, inhabitants of a planet described as an almost complete desert seclude themselves in subterranean oases, which were known as “sietch”. The underground city of the modern Sietch Nevada takes much of its concepts from the novel, incorporating underground water storage banks to conserve and ration the precious resource. Providing irrigation as well as transportation are networks of waterways connected to residential and commercial properties, while food is grown using urban agriculture and aquaculture methods.
Trend Themes
1. Underground Cities - The trend of creating underground cities is on the rise, providing a safe haven for natural disasters and water scarcity.
2. Water Conservation - The trend of incorporating underground water storage banks to conserve and ration water resources is gaining popularity, addressing the growing issue of water scarcity.
3. Urban Agriculture - The trend of growing food using urban agriculture and aquaculture methods is emerging, promoting sustainable and efficient food production in urban areas.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can explore the opportunity of developing underground cities as a unique and innovative solution to address water scarcity and natural disaster risks.
2. Water Management - The water management industry can take advantage of the trend of incorporating underground water storage banks to provide efficient water conservation and management solutions.
3. Agriculture - The agriculture industry can consider adopting urban agriculture and aquaculture methods to sustainably produce food in urban areas and address the challenge of land scarcity.
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