Workshop on urban underground spaces

Claudia Fonseca Alfaro IUR Visiting Scholar

Last Monday we had an incredible workshop led by our Visiting Fellow Marilu Melo Zurita (University of New South Wales) and Loretta von der Tann, PhD student at University College London (UCL) and member of ThinkDeep UK.

During three hours, we discussed the challenges and opportunities of developing underground space — along with how the social benefits can be addressed.

The workshop was truly multidisciplinary and included geologists, tunnellers, architects, urban planners, and researchers. Per Tengborg and Victoria Svahn, members of Think Deep Sverige were present, alongside Antonia Cornaro, Co-Chair of ITACUS (the International Tunnel and Underground Space Association’s Committee on Underground Space).