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June 16-18 | 2021

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Wall of fame .

You loved them. We loved them. Many of them will be back for sure.

Have a look at some of the most passionate and inspiring members of the Urban Future Family!

They shared their experiences at one of our previous conferences – either in Graz, Vienna, Oslo or (the unlucky ones who were supposed to speak) in Lisbon.

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*Your personal profile fits perfectly to the term “CityChanger”? You have a one-of-a-kind story of urban transformation to tell? You are an entertaining speaker (or at least would want to become one)? Jackpot! Get in touch with our team and let us know why we should save a seat for you on our stages! hello@urban-future.org

Brent Toderian

Founder & Director of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS | Vancouver | Canada
Frank Jensen

Lord Mayor | City of Copenhagen | Copenhagen | Denmark
Jennifer Keesmaat

CEO of The Keesmaat Group | Toronto | Canada
Orna Rosenfeld

Global Advisor on Housing, Author, Scientist & Award-Winning Urban Strategist | Paris | France
Heinrich Strößenreuther

CEO at Smart City Agency Berlin | Berlin | Germany
Fabian Dattner

Founder of Dattner Grant | Melbourne | Australia
Jeni Cross

Professor of Sociology & Director of Research at Colorado State University | Fort Collins | USA
Betina Bergmann Madsen

Senior consultant at Municipality of Copenhagen | Denmark
Timo Hämäläinen

Urban Policy Advisor at Urban Finland | Helsinki | Finland
Andrea Reimer

Chair, Policy and Strategic Priorities | City of Vancouver | Canada

Head of H22 - Helsingborg Smart City | Sweden
Maarit Kahila

CEO & Co-founder of Mapita Oy | Helsinki | Finland
Marcus Willand

Head of Mobility Strategy & Services | MHP – a Porsche company | Ludwigsburg | Germany
Clara Muzzio

Minister of Public Space and Urban Hygiene at the City of Buenos Aires | Argentina
Daniel Deparis

Head of Urban Mobility Team at Daimler Mobility Services | Stuttgart | Germany
Klaus Wowereit

Former Mayor of Berlin | Germany
Anne Beate Hovind

Project Director of Bjørvika Utvikling & Manager of Bjørvikaforeningen | Oslo | Norway
Gina Gylver

Leader at Nature and Youth - Young Friends of the Earth Norway | Oslo | Norway
David Sim

Creative Director at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denkmark
Miriam Staley

CEO and Founder of Leading Minds Worldwide | London | UK
Andrew Steer

President & CEO of the World Resources Institute | Washington DC | USA
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen

Founding Partner at Snøhetta | Oslo | Norway
Anna König Jerlmyr

Mayor of the City of Stockholm | Sweden
Daniel Tobin

Founder and Creative Director of UAP | Brisbane | Australia
Jorn Wemmenhove

Creative Strategist & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-director of Climate at the Barr Foundation | Boston | USA
Ingrid Kleiva Møller

Sustainability Manager at Øyafestivalen | Oslo | Norway
Hanna Maria van Zijp

Urban Planner | LINK arkitektur | Oslo | Norway
Fernando Medina

Mayor of Lisbon | Portugal
Michael Münter

Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility | City of Stuttgart | Germany
Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana | Albania
Lior Steinberg

Urban Planner & Co-Founder Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Gil Penalosa

Founder & Chair of 8 80 Cities, Chair of World Urban Parks, President of Gil Penalosa & Associates | Toronto | Canada
Rajendra Singh

“Indian Waterman” and Director of Tarun Bharat Sangh | Alwar | India
Carolina Tohá

President of Fundación Instituto Ciudad and former Mayor of Santiago | Chile
Hanna E. Marcussen

Vice Mayor for Urban Development | City of Oslo | Norway
Ellen de Vibe

Former Chief City Planner at the City of Oslo | Norway
Dagny Thurmann-Moe

Colour Design & Colour Planner for City Development | Dagny Fargestudio AS | Oslo | Norway
Maria Vassilakou

Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna | Austria
Jan Christian Vestre

CEO of Vestre | Oslo | Norway
Mike Lydon

Founding Principal of Street Plans | New York | USA
Mikael Colville-Andersen

Urban Designer & TV Host, Colville-Andersen Studio | Copenhagen | Denmark
Ken Livingstone

Former Mayor of London | UK
Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor of the City of Leuven | Belgium
Nadine Galle

Managing Director at Green City Watch | Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Adam Stones

Communications & Strategy Director at BYCS | Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Greg Clark

Global Advisor, Future Cities & New Industries | London | UK
Eugen Antalovsky

Managing Director Urban Innovation Vienna | Vienna | Austria
Arno Bonte

Vice Mayor for Sustainability, Clean Air and Energy Transition at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Raymond Johansen

Governing Mayor of Oslo | Norway
Rui Moreira

Mayor of Porto | Portugal
Gerald Babel-Sutter

Founder & CEO UFGC | Graz | Austria
Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr

Director General of Smart Dubai | UAE
Karl-Filip Coenegrachts

Director | citiesofpeople | Ghent | Belgium
Ola Elvestuen

Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment | Oslo | Norway
Simen Knudsen

Founder & Chairman of Nordic Ocean Watch | Oslo | Norway