Author appearances


A lot of the events for which the authors were booked were postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We hope our readers are all safe, please stay healthy! We are however regularly appearing in online events. Please check below for the latest virtual events we will be attending, and hopefully soon again in-person.

Upcoming events in 2021

ITACUS will hold a special session during the virtual ACUUS 17 World Conference. The session "Planning for sustainable underground spaces" will be hosted by Han and Antonia and features the activity groups of ITACUS on Urban Integration (Dr. Marilu Melo in dialogue with Shana Debrock (Flanders Spatial Planning Dept.) and Loretta von der Tann (NGI); Underground Space Sustainability (Dr. Chrysothemis Parasevopolou), and Young Professional Think Deep Program (Petr Salak and Rosanne Verloop)

    • 4 March 2021: 17:00 CET (5 pm UTC) Antonia will take part in an after-work talk 'I DO IT MY WAY' organised by the Gender & Diversity Commission of D-BAUG ETH Zürich


Recent events in 2020

  • 19 – 20 December 2020: 4th international conference 'Smart Underground Space' in Shanghai, China. Antonia gave a recorded presentation during this conference.
  • 16 December 2020: 13.55 – 15.00 CET (12.55 pm – 2 pm UTC) [webinar] 'Innovating for Underground Space'. The third webinar in the HAGERBACH NXT 50: INNOVATION, INSPIRATION, and DEMONSTRATION of UNDERGROUND SPACES series of webinars.
  • 17 November 2020: 16.00 CET [webinar] Digitaler Untergrund/Digital Underground. Antonia gave a presentation on 'The City below the City – Urban Planning of the Future'. Organized by SOGI, the Swiss Network for Geo-information.
  • 18 November 2020: 10.00 – 11.30 [webinar in Dutch] Ondergronds Ruimtegebruik in Vlaanderen. Praktijk en planning van ondergronds ruimtegebruik. Han gave a presentation on the need for planning underground space. 
  • 11 November 2020: 13.55 – 15.00 CET (12.55 pm – 2 pm UTC) Webinar 'Moving Beyond the Obvious'. The second webinar in the HAGERBACH NXT 50: INNOVATION, INSPIRATION, and DEMONSTRATION of UNDERGROUND SPACES series of webinars.
  • 29 September 2020 [webinar] ICE HKA Annual Conference 2020: Antonia presented on "Future-proofing our infrastructure and contributing to smart and sustainable cities."
  • 25 September 2020 – 13.55 – 15.00 CET (1.55 pm – 3 pm UTC) [webinar] Antonia and Han took part in the webinar 'How cool is underground space?' as part of the HAGERBACH NXT 50: INNOVATION, INSPIRATION, and DEMONSTRATION of UNDERGROUND SPACES series of webinars. The recording is available; click on the date for the link.
  • 1 July 2020 [webinar] Antonia and Han were part of an online webinar organized by the Greek Tunnelling Young Members Group; NOW AVAILABLE: watch the webinar recording
  • 9 April 2020 [webinar] Antonia and Han took part in an online webinar organized by the Nigerian Tunnelling Association; view a report on the ITACUS LinkedIn group page
  • 14 February 2020 ITA-AITES Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 8 – 10 February 2020 World Urban Forum, Dubai, UAE

In 2020 Antonia lectured at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH.

Postponed events

  • 9 – 11 September 2020 Underground Space World Forum, Shanghai, China - postponed to 2021
  • 16 – 17 September 2020 ACUUS World Congress, Helsinki, Finland – postponed to 2021
  • 21-23 September 2020 16th International Congres AFTES 2020 – Underground a Space for Innovation, Paris, France – postponed to 2021

Past events

Vienna, Austria


REAL CORP 2018 - Vienna

On Wednesday 4 April 2018 the authors presented their book at this conference for urban planning professionals. Use the link below for a report on this book launch.


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Bodø, Norway


54th ISOCARP Congress

The authors attended the International Society of City and Regional Planners‘ (ISOCARP) congress on 'Cool Planning'. They were thrilled to be awarded the 'Gerd Albers Award 2018 for Best Book' during this congress.


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London, UK


Think Deep UK

At the end of a workshop on 3D planning, hosted by Think Deep UK, on Wednesday 18 April 2018, Han & Antonia  also presented their book



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London, UK


ICE Global Engineering Congress

The Institution of Civil Engineers hosted a special conference in October 2018 to celebrate 200 years of ICE. The authors will presented on inclusive planning of underground spaces on Thursday 25 October 2018.


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Dubai, UAE



On Tuesday 24 April 2018 the authors presented and talked about their book during the ITA Open Session and the ITACUS Open Session.



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Hong Kong


ACUUS 2018 Conference

The Associated Research Centres for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS) organised their 16th World Conference in Hong Kong. The authors were invited to give a book presentation on Wednesday 7 November 2018.


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