Book Presentation

Ms. Antonia CORNARO

Co-Chair of ITACUS


Antonia Cornaro, MA Urban Planning, studied at New York University where she earned her Masters in 1996 and later gained valuable experience working for the City of New York's Planning Department (DCP) in their Transportation Division on pedestrian and cycling schemes to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

She has 20 years of working experience as an urban and transport planner from the public and private sector from New York City, London, Vienna and Zurich, having worked for DCP (1995-1997), Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB now WSP from 1997-2001), the Austrian Institute of Regional Planning (ÖIR, from 2001-2006), and the Zurich based multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm EBP (2006-2010).

In her current work as Business Development Manager for Amberg Engineering, an internationally active Swiss firm specializing in underground infrastructure design and management, she focuses on Urban Underground Space with the aim to increase mobility, livability and resilience of urban areas (since 2010 until today).

This is also central to her work as Co-Chair of ITACUS (the International Tunnel and Underground Space Association's Committee on Underground Space, ITACUS.). Antonia is passionate about cities, global and sustainable development, and has presented and published extensively on this subject, often jointly with Han Admiraal. Their new book "Underground Spaces Unveiled: Planning and Creating the Cities of the Future" has been published by ICE in March 2018. More info can be found at





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