17th Conference – Helsinki – 2021

17th World Conference – Helsinki – 2021 : “Deep Inspirations”

The ACUUS 2020 Conference was held in Helsinki on February 3-4, 2021. The conference tool place in an virtual manner due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The agenda of the ACUUS-2020 Helsinki conference outlined issues related to sustainable urban development and the development of underground space in the world. The online event was broadcast on two threads, consisting of thematic sessions on issues: urban planning, architecture, and design, development of underground infrastructure, sustainability and ecology, risk emergence, the introduction of technical methods, innovation.

Annie Sinnemaki, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki for Urban Development, addressed the participants with welcoming words. One of the keynote speakers on the first day of the conference was Finnish mobile game developer Angry Birds, brand manager of Lightneer, an investor, entrepreneur, and founder of a development company for the tunnel project between Tallinn and Helsinki (FinEst) Peter Vesterbacka.

In total, about 187 participants from different countries of Asia, Europe and America were registered at the online event. The rich agenda and a solid line-up of participants allow us to talk about the conference as one of the most important, authoritative events in the world in the field of underground space use. Despite the importance and complexity of the conference theme, the organizers managed to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere during the event. The conference program is can be seen here.

More information can be found here: https://www.ril.fi/en/events/acuus-2020.html

The proceedings of the conference have now published by a special issue of the IOP Conference series Earth and Environmental Science. Proceeding contains only the Scientific papers of the conference and can be found here: https://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/703/1

Other lectures and presentations are available for members only. Please contact the Secretariat.