Here we come, Rotterdam!

June 5-7, 2024

Rotterdam is a city where growth and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

With over 170 nationalities, the city has a diverse, unique vibe and a long history as a pioneer in urban transformations.

In Rotterdam, the local government, business industry and knowledge institutions work successfully and closely together. A great example of such collaboration is the Rotterdam Climate Agreement, signed by the city’s government and more than one hundred companies and organisations.

A sustainable future: Rotterdam – the second biggest Dutch city and the home to Europe’s largest port – is efficiently transitioning to a circular economy with smart city structure.

During the #UrbanFuture conference week, the city is eager to share its knowledge and discover new ideas from other cities. This aligns perfectly with the character of Rotterdam and the essence of Urban Future. We can’t wait to explore it together at #UF24.


A few facts we love.


  • Rotterdam plans to be a fully circular society and climate-neutral city by 2050.
  • The city has more than 50 new measures to reduce greenhouse gases and stimulate a CO2-free economy.
  • It prioritizes projects that reduce energy consumption in households.
  • Rotterdam promotes urban greening  to mitigate heat island effects.
  • The city actively champions circular economy practices that conserve valuable resources.

Photography municipality of Rotterdam: Joep Boute

September 26, 2023


Chantal Zeegers, Vice Mayor of Rotterdam, and Gerald Babel-Sutter, CEO and Co-Founder of Urban Future, invited active and innovative organisations within the area to get involved in Europe’s most inspiring event for sustainable cities – #UF24.

Let us know:


It is our goal to collect all the exciting stories, discover the most amazing spots for field trips and team up with the right, passionate partners. Are you a Rotterdam enthusiast and know the most exciting places to visit? If you are eager to bring your ideas to the table, you are very welcome to do so. Just fill out the form.

Main Event Venue


Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam, Netherlands