Author appearances


We hope our readers are all safe, please stay healthy! Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are appearing in online events and conferences. Please check below for the latest virtual events we will be attending, and hopefully soon again in person.

Upcoming events in 2021

    • 6-8 September 2021 AFTES Congress Paris, France. Han and Antonia will be presenting their paper 'A Multi-Dimensional Planning Approach (MDPA) - Towards a New Rationale to Planning And Visualising Underground Spaces as Part of the Urban Metabolism'.
    • 22 September 2021 [webinar] ITA Tunnelling Week – ITACUS session. Han and Antonia will present during this session which will look at underground space as part of environmental planning. More information available soon.
    • 12 October 2021 [to be confirmed] ITA Global Forum on Underground Space (IGFUS), China. Han and Antonia will take part in the first-ever Global Underground Space Forum which ITACUS will be organising together with partners.
    • 8–11 November 2021 ISOCARP World Planning Congress, Doha, Qatar. During this congress, the second Cyber Agora on Underground Urbanism will be hosted by Han and Antonia.


    Recent events in 2021 and 2020

    • 26 June 2021 – 15:30 CET/1.30 pm UTC [webinar] Han and Antonia moderated the ISOCARP Cyber Agora on Underground Urbanism. Join us for the first of three Cyber Agora with this theme. 
    • 16 June 2021 Hagerbach NXT50 Festival Han and Antonia took part in the celebration of 50 years Hagerbach Test Gallery. During the festival, they will look forward to the next 50 years as part of the Mission Earth First initiative. Click on the date for more information on the program and registration.
    • 21 April 2021 – 14:00-15:15 CET (12 noon-1:15 pm UTC) [webinar] Han and Antonia hosted the fifth webinar in the Hagerbach NXT50 series, this time focussing on 'Planning for Sustainable Underground Spaces'. More information and details on how to register can be found by clicking on the data above.
    • 26-27 March 2021 [webinar] Han and Antonia presented at IFUS, the 8th China (Shanghai) Conference on Infrastructure development of Underground Space 2021 as part of World Cities Day.
    • 11 March 2021 [webinar[ Antonia gave a presentation on 'Perspectives on Underground Space: Past, Present, Future' for the Brazilian Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (CBT). You watch a recording of  the webinar here.
    • 4 March 2021 [webinar] Antonia took part in an after-work talk 'I DO IT MY WAY' organised by the Gender & Diversity Commission of D-BAUG ETH Zürich to celebrate World Engineering Day 2021.
    • 3 March 2021 [webinar] Han co-hosted an webinar on 'Demonstrating Underground Spaces' as part of the Mission Earth First initiative. Antonia was part of a virtual tour of the Hagerbach facility as part of the webinar. You can watch a recording of the webinar here.
    • 3 February 2021 [webinar] Han and Antonia joined an online round table to round off the ISOCARP congress. They discussed how underground space can contribute to post-Oil cities. More information on their publication in the ISOCARP Review 16 can be found here.
    • 3 February 2021 [webinar] ITACUS held a special session during the virtual ACUUS 17 World Conference. The session "Planning for sustainable underground spaces" was hosted by Han and Antonia and featured 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).
    • 16 December 2020 [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 [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 [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 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 [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.

    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


    ITA-AITES WTC 2018

    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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