GRAZ, Austria, December 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
On March 2 and 3, 2016, the Austrian city of Graz will become an international hot spot for the cities of the future: the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference is one of the world's largest events for sustainable city development. Around 1,500 participants will hear about the newest developments in urban mobility, climate protection, resource preservation and communication in large cities. City changers from four continents - among them former Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, Israeli city development expert Hila Oren and Danish-Canadian mobility expert Mikael Colville-Andersen - will be presenters at the conference.
1,500 participants - 180 presenters - 300 cities - more than 50 nations: URBAN FUTURE is a unique networking platform for city changers around the world - for people that provide sustainable change in cities with their ideas and their engagement. At the centre will be an open, critical exchange of experiences and learning in the area of sustainable city development.
In 40 sessions about the four core themes mobility, city planning, communication and resource preservation, the city changers will exchange their thoughts on such varied subjects as bicycle friendliness, regulations for sustainable buildings and digitalisation in cities.
Strong partners, wide network
Key partners of the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2016, taking place on March 2 and 3 in Graz, include the World Bank Group, the European Commission, the Committee of Regions and the city of Graz. In addition, the conference enjoys the support of around 75 global organisations and companies.
In 2016, the "Smart Cities Days", the most important Austrian event of its kind, will take place within URBAN FUTURE for the first time.
Date notice: Opening press conference
URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2016 on March 2, 2016 at 11:30 at Messecongress Graz/Austria with:
- Andrä Rupprechter, Secretary for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water
- Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of the City of Graz
- Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chairman of the European
- Gerald Babel-Sutter, Organiser of URBAN FUTURE
Press office of the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference
Urban Future Global Conference