Antonia Cornaro

Urban and Transport Planner

Antonia Cornaro, MA Urban Planning (1996), studied communications, social sciences (BA) and Urban Planning (MA) at New York University. She has over 20 years of working experience as an urban and transport planner from the public and private sector in New York City, London, Vienna and Zurich, having worked for NYC Department of City Planning, WSP, and the Austrian Institute of Regional Planning.

In her current work as Expert and Business Developer for Amberg Engineering, an international Swiss-headquartered firm specializing in underground infrastructure design and management, she focuses on Underground Space with the aim to increase mobility, livability and resilience of urban areas. This is also central to her work as Co-Chair of ITACUS. Passionate about cities, global and sustainable development, Antonia has presented and published extensively on this subject. Together with Han Admiraal she has published the book “Underground spaces unveiled: planning and creating the cities of the future”.

As part time lecturer for the spring semester 2020 at ETHZ she holds a semester lecture on the planning of underground space, offered to Master students in Civil Engineering and Spatial Planning.