From 7 – 12 February 2018 the ninth World Urban Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) was present with a booth on the exhibition floor.
As co-chair of ITACUS, Han Admiraal attended WUF9. Promoting underground space was one of his activities, liaising with ISOCARP another. The World Urban Forum is the premier forum for cities to discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda as adopted by UN-Habitat. That underground space needs to be an integral part of discussions is clear.
During WUF9, Han Admiraal moderated a well-attended side-event. This side-event was used to demonstrate two important tools that have been developed by ITACUS; the Young Professionals' Think Deep Programme and the National Actions Think Deep Programme.