Open Access Review Article

Urban Underground Atlas – Horus Project

Stefan Dragos Găitănaru*

Groundwater Engineering Research Centre, Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Romania

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 25, 2020;  Published Date: November 30, 2020


The urban environment represents a dynamic ecosystem. Most of the economic production for majority of countries is concentrated in the urban areas. The future development is bound to the urban areas capacity to adapt to climate change and social and economic pressures. In the last period more and more scientific and technical papers, projects and committees address the issue of urban climatic resilience and sustainable development. In many cities the demand of space poses significant challenges, as the space needed for developing new functions or relocating and improving existing ones is often not readily available. The understanding of the urban underground represents an ongoing challenge for the scientific community. The Urban Subsurface Atlas it is a new and innovative concept. The innovative aspect of this new atlas comes from the fact that will create a better understanding of the engineering and planning issues under the city. It will be a bridge between the policy makers and the specialists, as it will use the power tools of mapping and 3D visualization.

Keywords: Urban underground atlas; Urban subsurface; Urban hydrogeology

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