|Attendees at the COST TU1206 Conference in Bucharest|
The conference of the TU1206 Sub-Urban Action took place at the Faculty of Civil Engineering Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest on March 14-16th 2017.
The COST action, supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020, comprised a network of Geological Surveys, cities and research partners from 31 countries that worked together to improve how we manage the ground beneath our cities.
The culmination of four years of work, the video presentations are available on the www.sub-urban.eu website along with interviews of key participants across the sub-urban network.
Key outputs of the project include:
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind? - A Working Group 1 report that drew together case studies from twelve cities to examine the state of the art when considering the subsurface in urban planning.
- Opening up the Subsurface for the Cities of Tomorrow - A Working Group 2 report that considered practices and techniques on the themes of (1) Subsurface information and planning, (2) Data acquisition and management, (3) Geotechnical data and geohazards in city subsurface management, (4) Groundwater, geothermal monitoring and modelling, (5) Geotechnical modelling and hazards, (6) Subsurface geochemistry, and (7) Cultural Heritage.
- 15 Short-term Scientific Mission reports that brought together experts from different disciplines and regions, across Europe and beyond, to foster collaboration and exchange knowledge.
- A toolbox to assist translating recommended methodologies, good practice and guidance into workflows that can be used by sub-surface experts, urban planners and decision makers.
While the conference in Bucharest brought to a conclusion action TU1206 Sub-Urban the work doesn’t stop here. The www.sub-urban.eu website will continue to grow thanks to an enthusiastic network of members and will hopefully provide plenty of material for those of you interested in the Urban Sub-surface.
For further information on BGS’s work on Urban Geology see http://bgs.ac.uk/research/engineeringGeology/urbanGeoscience/home.html and http://bgs.ac.uk/research/engineeringGeology/urbanGeoscience/clyde/asknetwork/home.html
For more information on COST Sub-Urban contact Alex Donald