The idea of underground space is developed and becoming part of the general planning process. The need for land to be built especially in big city has become the main factor to consider "underground"as a problem solving of urban design. As an example of this underground space utilization, underground building for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in some cities can be a sample to explore the journey of underground space to become a public area. This paper analyses disaster management-design by the case of some TOD in some countries to get summarize of how disaster prevention and evacuation can be transferred into the design of the underground building. The disaster management aim is to encourage and preserve a safe environment, especially as a public area. This papers method is identifying factors contribute to disaster management by presenting an underground building layout. In addition, evaluation is included in this study by comparing the applied design with International Standard or Requirement. Therefore, this paper can be a reference for evaluating the existing TOD and also can forecast the obstacles that need to be solved from the perspective of disaster management.