Urban Future is going to Helsingborg to meet the City Expo in 2022, Source: Urban Future

Urban Future 22 unveils programme: Check out the highlights!

Urban Future 22 unveils programme: Check out the highlights!

Global urban shapers will share their visions in Helsingborg, 1-3 June

The month of June will start strong with a massive gathering of global urban shapers, in the context of Urban Future 22, in the city of Helsingborg (Sweden). This is the 5th edition of the premier annual conference on all things related to city development and its organizers expect more than 2,000 city leaders, experts and influencers to flock from all corners of the continent and beyond.

The programme team at Urban Future’s head office in Graz has spent three years identifying the most pressing topics, inviting the most exciting speakers, and curating content that will undoubtedly spark action for change. There will be six amazing tracks with diverse sessions and workshops, close to 200 speakers and exciting field trips, among other things.

Exciting things to look out for during the event

During the three days, you will get to meet the new breed of entrepreneurs shaping the cities of today and tomorrow. Getting the details and tips on how to revitalise your city’s troubled district, or discussing the affordable housing challenge with city officials who succeeded in tackling it, getting valuable learnings from mistakes, successes, and insides from the people who have done it before – paving a sure-bet path for you to drive even better changes in your city.

Here are some curated highlights that we think you shouldn’t miss:

  • Urban Future June 1-3, 2022 is proud to kick off Helsingborg’s H22 City Expo. Running from May 30 to July 3 this spectacular show features more than 400 single events, experiences, exhibitions, and trips for all ages;
  • 60 Young Leaders from 43 cities in 28 countries have joined the 2022 Young Leader Programme and will be in Helsingborg;

  • Cities Represented: 108 Mayors and city representatives from 72 cities in 28 countries will participate. Among other cities are Rotterdam, Bilbao, Athens, Tallinn, Stuttgart, Tirana, Pula, Prague, Helsingør, Debrecen, Warsaw, Portimao, Tbilsi, Rotterdam, Vienna, and Kathmandu;
  • Enjoy sessions, such as “A new breed of entrepreneurs shape cities”, “Change must come from the top: Why it pays to make enemies”, ”Against all odds? The affordable housing challenge,” Brownfield unicorns: Turning terrible into terrific”, “Revitalising neighbourhoods without $$$”, “C40’s Reinventing Cities: Decarbonising the built environment”;

  • Learn from mistakes with Cities FuckUp Night. Spilling it all out for you: Meet four brave CityChangers who will not only be sharing their biggest failures but also the invaluable knowledge this provided;

  • Explore one of Europe’s most innovative cities. Pack your walking shoes and discover Helsingborg’s most innovative projects. The field trips will open doors for you and get you into highly restricted areas with the people behind the innovations as your guides.

Not only that, UF22 will introduce its novel programme: Impact entrepreneurs sharing their journey from frustrated citizens to full-scale social businesses. Discuss with companies like Too Good To Go and Refurbed on how they make it work, what motivates them to keep going, and how you can create your own impactful and meaningful business.

The full programme is available on the dedicated website.



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