Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

Han Admiraal

About the Speaker

Han Admiraal is an independent consultant for Enprodes Management Consultancy B.V. in Rotterdam. Han founded Enprodes in 2008 after being Executive Director of COB (Dutch Centre for Underground Construction and Underground Space Use) for 10 years. From his own company he continues his activities at University as part time professor of Underground Space Use, his international activities as well as consulting on project enabling and the use of underground space. Han is also a regular conference speaker for ITACET Foundation.


About the ITA Training Course

Underground Space Use

Introduction for engineers, architects, planners and public administrators to the use of underground space to increase liveability and sustainability in urban areas and in other key public resource regions. The seminar will identify key issues that need to be considered when using underground space and will show how these key issues are dealt with on a worldwide basis. This course outline has been developed by the ITA Committee on Underground Space (ITACUS) in conjunction with the ITA Committee on Education and Training (ITACET).

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About the ITACUS 'Think Deep' Open Session

Towards a new urban underground space agenda

The ‘Think Deep’ Open Session 2016 organised by ITACUS will show you where we stand in our quest towards an urban underground future. By looking at the past, present and future but also by challenging common perceptions we will ask ourselves what the new urban paradigm could be. This year in October, 30,000 people will gather in Quito, Peru, for the Habitat III conference that hopes to agree to a new urban agenda. Last year in Paris, the world agreed on measures to take to face the challenge of climate change during COP21. If one thing has become clear it is that cities are key to change and that change requires the public sector, the private sector and non-governmental organisations to work together. The new urban paradigm is not only needed, an urban underground future needs to be part of it. The ‘Think Deep’ Open Session will entertain you, provide you with provoking thoughts, challenge what you have always thought and engage you to become part of a movement that aims at creating an urban underground future for our cities. 25 Years after the Tokyo Declaration on Underground Space, time has come to renew our pledge and to affirm our commitment. A commitment to contribute to the new urban agenda, and to the future of cities that will be resilient, sustainable, inclusive and liveable; cities that we all need.

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