Antonia Cornaro, MA Urban Planning, studied and lived in New York City for several years, where she gained experience working for the City of New York's Planning Department on innovative measures to increase pedestrian and cycling usage and facilities (1995-1997). She then moved to London to work at multinational, interdisciplinary engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff on intermodal transportation schemes (1997-2001). This was followed by a stint in Vienna at the Austrian Institute of Regional Planning working on EU wide regional planning projects (2001-2006). She now lives in Zurich where she first joined Ernst Basler + Partner, an interdisciplinary engineering consultancy as an urban planner (2006-2010). In her current work at Amberg Engineering, an international firm specializing in underground infrastructure she specializes in Urban Underground Space with the aim to increase livability and resilience of urban areas. This is also central to her work as Secretary General of ITACUS1. Further, Antonia has been an ISOCARP Member since 2001 and has been active in the Swiss National Delegation over the past few years. Her involvement with ITACUS has led to new joint activities between the two organisations.