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Urban Future Conference

Urban Future Conference

18 - 19 November 2014
Graz Austria

Venue: Messecongress Graz, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria

Organizers: cb.brand GmbH, OiER and UN Economic Commission for Europe

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference is one of the most important worldwide events to focus on sustainable development of urban areas.  The main aim of the conference is provide mayors, urban decision-makers and policy makers with all the necessary input for developing cities in a more sustainable way and connecting them with technology partners worldwide. With its four core topics (mobility, resources & energy, living & city planning, and communications), the conference will be among the largest showcase of innovations and solutions that have already been implemented in the world to create more sustainable cities.


Workshop brochure

Workshop programme

Agenda for the UNECE sessions



Title ENG
UNECE and Smart City concept
Elena Szolgayová, Chair, UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management
The Netherlands Urban Agenda
Ferdi Licher, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands
Smart Cities UK: bringing fundamental improvements
Tony Mulhall, RICS
Slovakia: Implementation of the Strategy for Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the ECE region for 2014-2020
Elena Szolgayová, UNECE
Sustainable urban development in Slovenia
Janja Kreitmayer McKenzie Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
Supporting smart cities initiative in developing countries: Georgia
David Gigineishvili, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia
The project on smart urban solutions for transitional and developing countries
Ruzan Alaverdyan, Ministry of Urban Development, Armenia
The Covenant of Mayors: From political commitment to smart cities
Kristina Dely, Covenant of Mayors, Belgium
Smart City Wien Framework Strategy - a reference till 2015
Ina Homeier, Smart City Vienna, Austria
Amsterdam City
Bram Sieben, Smart City Amsterdam, The Netherlands
PLACE + PEOPLE in the Smart City
Victor Callister, Built Environment, London, UK
GOTHENBURG: Sustainable city - open to the world
Marina Johansson, Deputy Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden
Maor's discussion: Smart City approaches in medium-sized cities - Rakvere
Andres Jaadla, Mayor of Rakvere 2002-2012, Estonia
Smart urban solutions for transitional and developing countries - Goris
Vachagan Adunts, Mayor of Goris, Armenia