Urban Future

The program release marks a pivotal moment for the conference, scheduled to take place with around 2,500 visitors from June 5 to 7 at Rotterdam Ahoy. Urban Future is known as Europe’s most inspiring event for making cities sustainable, being held in a different location every year.

Location: Rotterdam Ahoy

Date: 05.06.2024-07.06.2024

Registration: Urban Future website.


This event ensures 3 days filled with inspirational speeches and field trips, aimed at creating a more sustainable environment. Nevertheless, you get to choose the track that you want to follow from the following:

  • Climate Adaptation
  • Building Sustainable Cities
  • Social Aspects of Transformation
  • Personal Growth & Leadership
  • CityChanger Skills


The third day of Urban Future is traditionally dedicated to exploring the city in various ways. To fully understand what the sustainable projects of our host city are all about, attendees are invited to see, feel and experience them first-hand, in exclusive, small groups with great guides. Choose two of the following field trips and discover Rotterdam:

  • Rotterdam by night
  • Climate Adaptation Walk
  • Rotterdam the next 100 years
  • Rotterdam the past 100 years
  • Explore the CitiVerse
  • Morning rooftop hop
  • Afternoon rooftop hop
  • Urban regeneration 1: Rotterdam South
  • Hangover morning swim
  • Urban regeneration 2: Merwe-Vierhaven
  • IKEA’s multifunctional hub in Amsterdam
  • Sustainable timber tour
  • Sustainable garment tour
  • Circularity to taste: milk & beer tour
  • Public space detective tour
  • Rotterdam’s top attractions
  • Pedelec tour to Rotterdam’s fields and farms
  • Urban regeneration 3: Katendrecht
  • Building a city beach
  • Urban resilience tour
  • Upcycle Paradise
  • Social entrepreneurship & inclusion tour
  • MVRDV: yes! In my backyard
  • Two bridges morning run
  • Touring Rotterdam’s world-famous street art
  • Buildings by Women
  • Floating City tour
  • BlueCity morning and afternoon visit
  • Building sustainable and resilient cities
  • Second Life for buildings

Today is a good day to get your ticket for Europe’s most inspiring event for sustainable cities! Claim your ticket now!