Conference Underground Space: Expanding the Frontiers
Athens, 10-13 September 2007
Montréal (Québec), Canada – Today, underground development encompasses the relocation of several surface land uses or activities, which are difficult, impractical, less profitable, or even environmentally undesirable to be installed on ground level, into subsurface built environments. This successful heritage should not only be safeguarded but also enriched by establishing a multidisciplinary think-tank group that will allow the incorporation of subsurface space as an integral part of the future physical planning and zoning.
The 11th ACUUS Conference: "Underground Space: Expanding the Frontiers" will be held in Athens in September 2007. The 4-day symposium aims not only at strengthening and promoting the scientific knowledge but also at bringing closer engineers, architects, policy planners and decision makers, in a pursue to bridge the gap between them and adopt common policies that will allow the faster adaptation of underground development.
The conference aims not only at strengthening and promoting the scientific knowledge but also at bringing closer engineers, architects, policy planners and decision makers, in a pursue to bridge the gap between them and develop common policies that will allow the wider adoption of underground development. Thus, the conference will be facilitating technical sessions, exhibitions and several forum discussions where major issues are to be addressed. The conference topics are:
- Underground space utilization;
- Environmental aspects of underground development;
- Risk assessment and rock engineering;
- Underground projects;
- Economics of underground development;
- Legislation and proprietary rights of underground space;
- Aesthetics and architectural planning of underground environments;
- Public acceptance of urban underground development;
- Visualization of underground environments;
- Future challenges in underground development.
The Conference is co-organized by the Laboratory of Mining and Environmental Technology, N.T.U.A. and ACUUS.