Lisbon – Portugal


1 – 3 April 2020

Urban Future Global Conference

Please notice the following information issued by the organising institution: 

” UFGC20 is cancelled. In the light of the global Covid-19 outbreak we couldn’t have guaranteed the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff at this year’s URBAN FUTURE global conference, scheduled to take place in Lisbon on April 1-3.

What’s next? First of all, stay tuned for more information. Then rest assured: UFGC20 might be cancelled, but we will provide you with the best alternatives possible. We’ll work on a series of digital sessions with speakers from this edition. And definitely mark your calendar for May 19-21, 2021, when UFGC will be back bigger than ever in Rotterdam. Hopefully with you!”

Read the full press release here.

3000 attendees, 400 cities, 8 sessions and 300 speakers – only some of the impressive figures of one of the largest conferences in Europe on sustainable cities. From 1-3 April, the participants of Urban Future will gather in Lisbon, Portugal to drive change towards urban transformation and sustainability.

With a broad range of topics, from mobility and water to districts and leadership, the event gathers a diverse audience. Termed “CityChangers”, representatives from cities, national and regional governments, businesses, research, architecture and NGOs will discuss the conference themes and deliberate on the future of sustainability in urban areas.

Contrary to conferences hosted by governments and international organisations, the Urban Future Global Conference asks provocative questions such as “how to annoy politicians”, always keeping in mind the greater cause of increasing urban sustainability. The conference programme will also be accompanied by high-level mayoral roundtables as well as a program for Young Leaders who are given a chance to introduce innovative views and projects. Various municipalities, organisations and businesses will showcase their path towards sustainable cities in an exposition. Thanks to its broad audience, the conference aims to connect “CityChangers” that may otherwise not get to know each other in order to develop multifaceted solutions to pressing urban issues.