Urban Future is an event that is driven by a powerful community with a mission: it brings together more than 100 organisations, NGOs, businesses, and supporting partners in the effort to connect the world’s most passionate change-makers – with the ultimate goal of speeding up the transformation of cities.

Here are the first international and Dutch partners for #UF24 in Rotterdam. 

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City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and Europe's largest seaport. As a city below sea level, climate change is more urgent than ever before. The city's goal is to be a sustainable beacon, a role model when it comes to resilience by working with companies, entrepreneurs, institutions and residents to tackle these problems together.

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ROCKWOOL is a global leader in stone wool products, offering natural, versatile, and fully recyclable materials for building insulation, acoustic ceilings, horticultural solutions, industrial uses, and more. Their product range supports stakeholders in reducing their carbon footprint. With over 12,200 employees in 40 countries and sales in over 120 countries, they are dedicated to providing diverse solutions to meet the world's needs.

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Rotterdam Partners

Rotterdam Partners is the official destination marketing organisation & investment promotion agency of Rotterdam. They focus on Rotterdam’s image & promote the city region nationally and internationally.

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TVG Technologies

The TVG Institute focuses primarily on the applied development using industrial hemp materials, sustainable technologies and boosts the production of advanced and innovative products. In doing so it cooperates with established carriers of knowledge and practices, creates projects and opportunities for private investors to invest and use EU grants for the green transition. The design and development of the value chain of industrial hemp is the foundation for the organization of activities and the approach to implementation phase of the TVG technologies.

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A City Made By People

A City Made By People's mission is to show you the human side of cities, make you connect with inspiring locals, and use creativity to share meaningful stories and places. This can happen through capturing stories and city explorations, for example.

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ACT NOW Mayors' Network

ACT NOW brings together like-minded local leaders to foster hands-on mutual support and best practice exchange to bring about concrete local action.

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All Things Urban

All Things Urban is a network of urban professionals working on city challenges worldwide.

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BABLE Smart Cities

BABLE offers an open Smart City platform, free to join and use, along with expert advising and services.

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C40 Cities connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action.

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Cities Forum

CITIES FORUM is a global organisation with a multidisciplinary international group of experts in the breadth of topics related to sustainable urban development.

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Citizen Lab

CitizenLab is a community engagement platform for local government. Its mission is to build stronger democracies by making public decision-making more inclusive, participatory, and responsive.

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CityChangers.org is your 24/7 digital resource hub for all who want to drive sustainable change in cities. Get critical skills & actionable knowledge and connect globally with your peers!


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Citymakers is a global platform of experts in good city-making practices. They connect city-makers and influential local leaders around the world to learn from each other and inspire the transformation of their cities by offering educational programs, courses, summits, and online news and content.

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Climate KIC

Climate KIC is a knowledge and innovation community, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society.

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CNCA is a collaboration of leading global cities working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050.

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Connected Places Catapult

Connected Places Catapult is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership. They provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel.

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Covenant of Mayors

As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, more than 10,000 cities and towns take action to secure a better future for their citizens.

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Creative Bureaucracy Festival

Every year thousands of international participants from government, politics, civil society and other change-making organisations join the Creative Bureaucracy Festival and celebrate outstanding examples of innovative public administrations.

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EurEau is the voice of Europe’s water sector.

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EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities.

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Euroheat & Power

Euroheat & Power (EHP) is the international network for district energy, promoting sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and beyond.

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European Capital of Democracy

The European Capital of Democracy Initiative will build a strong network of Cities that will foster participation; a platform for hope, and for exercising the will and power to change our world for the better.

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FEDARENE is the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, counting over 80 members across 23 European countries.

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FutureBuilt generates and promotes low carbon architecture and urban development in the Oslo region.

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Global Parliament of Mayors

A unique governance body of, by and for mayors from all continents with a vision to the world in which mayors, their cities and networks are equal partners in building global governance for an inclusive and sustainable world.

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ICLEI Europe

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

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IE School of Architecture and Design

IE School of Architecture and Design has a responsibility to train future leaders who shape a more humane, sustainable world.

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IFLA Europe

IFLA EUROPE, the European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects, is formed by 34 professional Landscape Architects' Associations with 20.000 landscape architects across Europe. It aims not only to promote the landscape architecture profession, recognising excellence in educational courses and promoting the best practice operations, but also striving to enhance the quality of landscape planning, monitoring and management, provide nature-based solutions in climate change mitigation and adaptation and ensure transformational changes in landscape, urban and rural areas.

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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) is a registered charity dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high risk roads throughout the world. iRAP works in partnership with governments, road authorities, mobility clubs, development banks, NGOs and research organisations to inspect high-risk roads, provide training, technology and support that will build and sustain national, regional and local capability, and track road safety performance.

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The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners.

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NetZeroCities supports Europe and in particular European cities to drastically cut down greenhouse gas emissions through climate action to achieve ‘climate neutrality’, one of the biggest challenges our societies face today.

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oikos international

oikos international is a student-led non-profit organization, bringing together a global community of student change agents for over 30 years now. In over 20 countries and 40 cities worldwide, they organize on campus to raise awareness for sustainability and transform their own education.

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Parent in the City

The "Parents in the City" Foundation was created out of the need to represent parents living in cities in public debate and to limit the ubiquitous exclusion of parents with children from social and cultural life.

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Placemaking Balkans

Placemaking Balkans is a non-profit, non-governmental organization for the promotion of good public space design using placemaking in the Balkans and SEE region.

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Placemaking Europe

Placemaking Europe is a European network of front-runners, who together accelerate placemaking as a way to create healthy, inclusive, and beloved communities.

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Solar Impulse Foundation

To address sustainability challenges while enabling economic growth, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse Foundation have identified 1000+ clean and profitable solutions.

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TECHO is an organisation made up of young volunteers together with inhabitants of popular settlements in Latin America. Through our training and joint actionof their residents, young volunteers, and other actors, they work to overcome the situation of poverty in which millions of people live.

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Torino Stratosferica is a collective project of city imagining.

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Urban Agenda Partnership on Public Procurement

This Urban Agenda Partnership is driving change towards sustainable cities by using Public Procurement as a strategic tool.

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Urban Revolution Conference

The URBAN REVOLUTION Aurrera! international conference and the launch of The Bay Awards premiere offers the opportunity to stop, listen to and exchange with  significant people who have a view on the future of cities and metropolises that is elevated above a short-term vortex of immediate events.

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use (urban sustainability exchange) is a knowledge exchange platform dedicated to sustainable city making.

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Word Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Allies represent organisations working at global, regional, and local levels to shape the private sector’s contributions to achieving the SDGs.


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World Green Building Council

World Green Building Council is the largest local-regional-global action network accelerating sustainability in the built environment.

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Young Leaders Academy

Born out of the Urban Future Young Leaders Programme, YLA is a value-driven education and consulting collective by and for the next generation of sustainable urban development.

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AIR is the Architecture Institute Rotterdam. AIR uses its programming and networks for a broad design conversation about the innovative, sustainable and inclusive city. The AIR network consists of designers, city makers, market parties, educational institutions, administrators and policy makers.

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BYCS works with businesses, governments and non-profits to initiate and scale breakthrough ideas that accelerate cycling in cities.

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Cities Northern Netherlands

he EU Office of the Northern Netherlands is an in-house office representing the cities Groningen Leeuwarden Assen and Emmen in the EU. The aim of the office is to represent the interests of the cities and to develop innovative projects with international partners in the EU. The goal is to find partners from other regions and cities, connect them to our projects and perceive new developments and projects which can contribute to our economic challenges.

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City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and Europe's largest seaport. As a city below sea level, climate change is more urgent than ever before. The city's goal is to be a sustainable beacon, a role model when it comes to resilience by working with companies, entrepreneurs, institutions and residents to tackle these problems together.

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Dutch Cycling Embassy

The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a Public Private Partnership which represents a large network of 70 organizations offering the best of Dutch cycling knowledge and expertise.

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Together with partners, Enviu start long-term issue-driven and entrepreneurial programs to disrupt and drive broken value chains and industries towards a “new normal.” Building on an ambitious overarching theory of change, they determine what business interventions are needed along the value chain. Enviu validates new, sustainable business models by creating, replicating or accelerating ventures.

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Erasmus UPT

Erasmus UPT is a research and education centre founded by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Het Nieuwe Instituut

Nieuwe Instituut looks after the past of the design sector. The National Collection of Dutch Architecture and Urban Design is one of the largest architectural collections in the world, with some four million drawings, models, photographs, letters and digital files. Nieuwe Instituut is responsible for the official Dutch contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale and organizes various events weekly.

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Humankind is an agency for urban change, turning visions into actions.

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Rotterdam Architecture Month

Rotterdam Architecture Month is the Netherlands’ largest architecture festival about the future of the city. It is open to everyone, regardless of knowledge or experience with architecture. With over 100 partners from the education, cultural and design sectors, RA Month organizes and facilitates over 125 activities across 40 locations.

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Rotterdam Partners

Rotterdam Partners is the official destination marketing organisation & investment promotion agency of Rotterdam. They focus on Rotterdam’s image & promote the city region nationally and internationally.

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Stadmakers Fonds

The Citymaker-Fund (Stadmakersfonds in Dutch) is an investment fund for placemakers and citymakers. The fund is a matchmaker between placemakers, citymakers and investors, and actively contributes to a lively and inclusive city by investing in initiatives with a social and reasonable economic return.

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STIPO works as a public developer and contractor on better cities and more beautiful regions. They are a multidisciplinary urban development team, driven by sustainable quality and human scale.

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Studenten voor Morgen

Students for Tomorrow strives to integrate sustainability into higher education and student life and to systematically change higher education for current and future generations. They encourage collaboration between more than 40 member organizations, organize projects and advocate for their goals on local, national, and international level.

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Utrecht University

In an explicit effort to help create a better world and a sustainable society and to contribute specifically to the SDGs, Utrecht University wants to connect knowledge on sustainability (gained through education and research) to our operational management. In keeping with the SDGs, they are working to achieve climate-neutral, zero-waste operations by 2030 and to increase the local biodiversity.

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Vital Cities and Citizens

The VCC program studies and engages with cities and its communities from a social, behavioral and humanities point of view.

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Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. The domain of Wageningen University & Research consists of three related core areas: food, feed & biobased production, natural resources & living environment, and society & well-being.