Guest researcher lecture by Dr.Nikolai Bobylev

​Urban underground space - Examining current needs, challenges, and gaps for Urban Underground Space Use in a Liveable City

Use of subsurface by humans has been rapidly increasing during the last century, accelerating in both scale and variety of ways underground space has been used
. Nowadays ever expanding list of subsurface use includes materials extraction, groundwater, geothermal energy, and space itself for a variety of artificial structures. Intensive use of subsurface, especially in urban areas, requires knowledge that enables a holistic vision and address urban sustainability, resilience, and liveabiity. We address these challenges by better integrating the subsurface as a multi-functional resource into planning and development policies.

Dr Nikolai Bobylev is at Chalmers Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering as a guest researcher under a research scholarship from the Visby Programme from the Swedish Institute (SI) and associated with Jenny Norrman at the Division of Geology and Geotechnics, research group Engineering Geology. Jenny Norrman is project leader for a Formas/BeFo research project “Sustainable use of underground space”. Dr Bobylev will be visiting Chalmers during October 2018, January – February 2019 and a third period during 2019/2020.

Nikolai Bobylev is Associate Professor, Head of Chair Environmental Safety and Sustainable Development of Regions, Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.

Dr. Nikolai Bobylev is an environmental scientist working on urban underground space development and urban infrastructure, environmental assessment, and multiple criteria decision analysis. Dr. Bobylev has published more than 30 research papers on environmental and urban development issues. Dr. Bobylev has graduated with distinction from and defended a PhD at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years of research career Dr. Bobylev has been working at the Hamburg University of Technology, United Nations University, University of Tokyo, Ruhr University Bochum, Technical University of Lisbon, University of East Anglia, Technical University of Berlin, University of Birmingham. Dr. Bobylev has received several prestigious research awards, major of them are fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Marie Curie of the European Community. Dr. Bobylev has been contributing to programme activities under NATO Science, World Bank Urban Research, United Nations Agencies (UNECE, UNHabitat, UNEP).

​Open lecture, no registration needed. Welcome!
Category Public lecture
Location: Kunskapstrappan, entrance floor, SB Building, Sven Hultins gata 6
Starts: 17 October, 2018, 13:00
Ends: 17 October, 2018, 14:00

Published: Sat 06 Oct 2018.