12-15 September 2016
Russia  I  Saint Petersburg
15th World Conference
of Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space
Underground Urbanisation as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development

Training seminar:

Introduction to Urban Underground Space Planning, Development and Research

Train station's project: Saint Denis, Paris
Source: kkaa.co.jp

Dear Colleagues!

You have the opportunity to study the global tendencies in urban underground space use with leading specialists, researchers and scientists.

The fee is charged separately.

More information about the seminar >>>

Goals  and objectives

The key topics regarding underground planning from the point of the modern city issues will be discussed. The participants will get the understanding and basic knowledge on efficient urban underground space use, will learn the major trends of the industry development and get information on research in the field of studying the urban underground space improvement.


The training seminar is designed for underground construction specialists involved in the urban planning and regional planning, resource management, public administration, researchers and scientists.  
This seminar will help ACUUS 2016  participants get the maximum benefit from participation in the Conference.

When and where?

12 September 2016,  10.00-17.00

Saint Petersburg, Russia, Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya
(read more about venue)

Topics of the seminar

  1. History and classification of underground space use.
  2. Relation of underground space use to Sustainability, Resilience, Livability, and Urban Futures.
  3. Resource, energy, and land use; user competition and conflicts of interest.
  4. Master planning, zoning.
  5. Governance, administration, management.
  6. Policy and legal issues.
  7. Data analysis and tools for quantification and valuation of urban underground space, 3-dimensional mapping.
  8. Economics of urban underground space use.
  9. Architecture of underground spaces.
  10. Environmental issues and underground works.


ACUUS co-founder,
Urban Underground Space Planner, General Manager of ACUUS

Nikolai BOBYLEV, Russia
Saint Petersburg State University, Associate Professor,
Saint Petersburg Research Centre for Ecological Safety of the Russian Academy of Sciences,Lead Scientist

ACUUS President,
National Technical University of Athens Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy, Professor

ACUUS co-founder,
ACUUS Fellow, Louisiana Tech University, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor

Instructor’s bio (read) 


including PhD students,
and young researchers
without permanent contract
Academia, Government,
ACUUS members
Business and other
Until August 12, 2016 150
200 230
After August 12, 2016

* *The fee includes and coffee breaks, as well as seminar materials.


When registering please answer these questions:

1. Any comments?
(including special meals, disabled access, personal interests regarding the seminar content)

2. Would you be interested in attending this course communicated in Russian?


The seminar participation will be acknowledged by an official certificate issued by both local and international organisers - the Association of Underground Builders, Associated research Centers for Urban Underground Space (ACUUS).

Questions and contact

Questions regarding seminar content should be addressed to Dr. Nikolai Bobylev at [email protected]

Questions regarding registration and certificate should be addressed to Alexandra Kiseleva at [email protected]

** The organisers reserve the right to make changes and corrections in the Programme.