Integrated Undergound Solutions for Compact Metropolitan Cities

    5 - 7 November 2018, Hong Kong

  • Underground

    Space in Hong Kong

    Hilly terrain and a compact city. Urban underground space and cavern development provide solutions to the land shortage problem. Island West Refuse Transfer Station Rock Cavern Facility (opened 1996) built to meet a local demand for waste management where there was limited surface sites.


    Facilities in Cavern

    NIMBY Facilities in Rock Caverns to improve surface visual impacts and odourcontrol to nearby residents have been well received. Stanley Sewage Treatment Works shown here has been operating for over 20 years with some nearby residents unaware that it is operating in a nearby hillside.

ACUUS: Associated Research Centres for the Urban Underground Space


The conference will invite globally recognized speakers and world authorities in Urban Underground Space to share their experiences and knowledge with planners, architects and engineers in the region. It is intended to hold keynote presentations to showcase latest thinking and approach in integrated compact city urban design.

Parallel sessions to suit various interests will be organized to further present the state of the art in those related and key underground space disciplines. Discussion and debate will be sought to analyse and assess topical key issues related to urban underground design and implementation.

The conference will seek high quality papers that can provide insight, rigour and useful practical examples of integrated underground solutions for compact metropolitan cities.

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