THE EVENT PROGRAMME

We're thrilled to unveil sessions, field trips and side events!

There’s a reason Urban Future is known as Europe’s most inspiring event for making cities sustainable – once you see this, you’ll be rushing to join us in June.

We’re gearing up for inspiring story-telling, polarising discussions, and unfiltered know-how – in 60 captivating sessions, 35 Field Trips and around 20 side events.

Discover the first 60 confirmed speakers in our speakers corner. More to be revealed soon.

 

WE PROUDLY PRESENT

Your #UF24 Programme

The programme release marks a pivotal moment for the conference, scheduled to take place with around 2,500 visitors from June 5 to 7 at Rotterdam Ahoy.
The speakers, sessions, field trips and side events will fill the conference week to the brim with content, all with one goal: to bring urban change.

 

FIRST 60 SPEAKERS CONFIRMED

A line-up you'll love.

International, national and local CityChangers will enter the stages, talking about the highs and lows of making projects like the Barcelona Superblocks or the greening of the Champs Elysée happen.
You can expect up to 200 passionate game-changers and specialists from fields such as urban planning, architecture, mobility, energy, real estate and construction. 

 

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DISCOVER THE 5 TRACKS

1. CLIMATE ADAPTATION

We hear how climate adaptation can be integrated into general urban planning, how key actors communicate to make sure politicians opt for, stakeholders collaborate on, and citizens get involved and have their say in adaptation measures.

2. BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Big changes are needed to transform the way we build our cities. Let’s unpack who needs to do what and let’s learn how to do it: How to create a sustainable, liveable, and healthy built environment.

3. SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TRANSFORMATION

To understand how “social” and “green” can go together, we’ll learn how to rally enough people behind “green”, and how to talk to those who won’t. Because if the transformation benefits the few, the many will crush it.

4. PERSONAL GROWTH & LEADERSHIP

This track focuses on the personal experience of those who drive change, on how to make change happen – and how not to. We will share highly inspirational stories, provide workshops on personal skills for change-making and offer in-depth engagement to help build resilience and grow as leaders.

5. CITYCHANGER SKILLS

Whether you are starting out, building influence, or aiming to make a bigger impact, Skills for CityChangers offers vital expertise to help you progress. Discover key skills for driving change and learn from the best.

Rotterdam

FIELD TRIPS

Reality Check in Rotterdam

The third day of Urban Future is traditionally dedicated to exploring the city in various ways. To fully understand what the sustainable projects of our host city are all about, attendees are invited to see, feel and experience them first-hand, in exclusive, small groups with great guides.

Do you fancy …

… a group bike ride on the city’s circular bike lanes,
… exciting Dutch architecture,
… exploring Rotterdams Green Rooftops?

SIDE EVENTS

Making Memories and Connections

Much of what participants take away from Urban Future happens between sessions, during breaks or after the conference day.

Promise: you will get to know like-minded changemakers from all over the world. This is not only something we can guarantee, but it is also one of the best parts about Urban Future!

How about …

… Networking reception at City Hall,
… C40 Awards Ceremony for “Schools Reinventing Cities”,
… Rotterdam’s biggest dinner in Foodhallen including a sustainable fashion show?

“Urban transformation is never, ever easy. At Urban Future you will hear not only the ‘sunny side up’ stories, but also the real, unfiltered side of change-making. Anyone who is passionate about their city, simply must be at #UF24 in Rotterdam this year.”

Gerald Babel-Sutter

CEO and Co-Founder of Urban Future

Want to be part of it?

GET YOUR #UF24 TICKET HERE.