Meet the ITA Training Course Speaker

Youssef Diab

About the Speaker

Youssef Diab is a Professor of Urban Sustainable Planning in the University Paris East in France. He is the founder and the first director of the Master Sustainable Urban Development since from September 2004 till 2015. This program is based in Paris and it is affiliated to other programs in the Middle East and North America. He is also the Scientific Director of the EIVP: Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris. A graduated school dedicated the urban and municipal engineering.

His research work is related to the field of civil and environmental, resilience and energy engineering and the relations with urban and regional planning. These researches are based on multi criteria analysis, modelling infrastructure systems and numerical tools. These researches are realised in cooperation of municipalities especially the city pf Paris, urban utilities companies, the European Union and international donors.

In the field of underground space and tunnelling, he begins his research in the field of rigid pipes and their mechanical behaviour and the trenchless technologies mechanical modelling. Since 2006, he is working on the systemic analysis of underground infrastructure and public space especially regarding the questions of resilience and sustainability. Currently, he is managing a research on the resilience of the inner city of Montreal and the role of underground space in the development and attractiveness of Paris.

Youssef Diab, is the author of more than 150 papers, communications and reports in the field of urban sustainability and urban services management in Europe and developing countries.


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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