Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities.


CityChangers, we have a date!

Lisbon | Portugal
April 1-3 | 2020

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The conference .

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world.

Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. But is technology really the most relevant solution to driving change?
We are convinced that it’s all about the people. Active, passionate and visionary decision makers – we call them CityChangers – are the ones who can make our cities more sustainable.
Are you one of them?
Join us at the next conference in Rotterdam or one of the upcoming SOFA SESSIONS online!

Thematic focus .

The focus areas are changing slightly from year to year, taking into consideration all the inputs we get from local and international stakeholders when asked about their current high priority urban issues.
These are some of the topics, that we planned to talk about in Lisbon.
As everything turned out differently than expected this year, we will tackle part of them in a different way. Welcome to our SOFA SESSIONS! Join us for free from wherever you are.


Should we have influencers driving e-buses in order to make public transport more attractive and get cars off streets? Are distribution hubs a viable option for last mile delivery? Let's hear some creative and economic solutions to reorganising city logistics.


Whether there is too little of it or too much, managing water calls for new decision-making and collaboration across departments, disciplines and businesses. We are going to see how water is used most efficiently and how cities are made stormwater proof.

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People identify with their neighbourhoods. Learn from those who have successfully revitalised their districts, developed brownfield land and greened the city for the greater good.


Any project's success depends on leaders who are able to inspire their team, span boundaries, build trust and push things forward. Let’s listen to and connect with some of the coolest urban leaders around.

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Who’s there .

At UFGC you will meet the most passionate, innovative and inspiring professionals from:

Cities and municipalities

Research, innovation and science

National and regional government



Real estate

Architecture and urban planning

Start ups

Honestly this event exceeded all my expectations, which were already very high!

Cynthia Zurita Véliz Student & Consultant, Universidade de Lisboa | Lisbon | Portugal

It was amazing to be part of this. Congratulations for creating such a generous, non hierarchical space to share an intelligent and informed approach to future possible.

Fabian Dattner Founder of Dattner Grant | Melbourne | Australia

Herzlichen Dank, dass ich Teil dieser großartigen Veranstaltung sein durfte. Habe viele Inputs mitnehmen können. Ihnen und Ihrem Team herzliche Gratulation und danke für die Gastfreundschaft!

Peter Padourek Bürgermeister | Zell am See

I am impressed with the #UFGC18 work and the cordiality you did everything with. As a speaker you made us feel special. Thank you for a great customer journey while getting us prepared. You have done an awesome job!

Johanna Kotipelto Senior Specialist at the Prime Minister's Office in Finland | Helsinki

Each of us who work on cities knows that the need for pooling together our collective intelligence and experience is pressing, so it was heartening to spend the last number of days with kindred spirits and like-minded people. Thank you for organizing such great occasions for exchanging ideas and showcasing projects that will make for a more positive global urban future.

Abbie Chung Senior Associate at 5+design | Los Angeles