Young Leaders

URban Future Young Leaders UFGC

About the programme

How it works

The Young Leaders Programme is a special programme track of the Urban Future Events, taking place annually during the conference days. It is directed at passionate urban changemakers of 30 years or younger that want to change the future of our cities for the better. Up to 50 Young Leaders are chosen to be part of it after successfully completing an online application process.

During the conference, Young Leaders have access to all “regular” conference sessions and workshops – plus exclusive programme and networking options specifically tailored to their needs. The aim of the programme is to get ambitious young CityChangers involved in the discussion about how our cities of the future should and will look like.

Update for 2021/2022

The Young Leaders Programme will not take place during the online event in 2021. Due to Covid-19 and the live event not taking place in 2020 and 2021, our batch of Young Leaders from the 2020 cohort are automatically offered a spot for the Young Leaders Programme at the Urban Future event in 2022 in Helsingborg, Sweden. If you want to join in 2022, we have good news for you:

We will open applications for a limited number of additional Young Leaders for the cohort in 2022. Sign up for our Young Leaders Newsletter group on the bottom of this page to stay tuned & follow us on our social media channels. For any specific questions, contact programme coordinator Cornelia at

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