71 INTERNATIONAL UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND YOUNG ENGINEERS IN COMPETITION FOR THE ITA TUNNELLING AWARDS
18-20 NOVEMBER 2019 - MIAMI, USA
Global demographic growth leads cities to rethink their urban planning in order to free space in surface. Recently, Han Admiraal and Antonia Cornaro, co-chairs of ITACUS committee have expressed a survival warning “The only way is down!” to alert public authorities on the benefits of using underground spaces. Throughout the world, innovative projects and technologies are emerging to take up this challenge, such as underground farms, underground pedestrian highways, sustainable lightning solutions…Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks to reward the most ground-breaking innovations and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space use. The 2019 edition will take place on 18-20 November, in Miami at the occasion of the 8th Cutting Edge conference organized by UCA of SME together with Tunnelling Journal.