2019 – What a Ride!
Moments that made us smile.
We are looking back: 2019 was a memorable year for us. So many things have changed for the better. Have a look at what happened within and outside the community.
Exciting stuff for the UFGC family
This year, we had many “first times” at UFGC. It was the first time that the UFGC went abroad – and Norway was probably the best guinea pig we could ever dream of. Also, it was the first time we organised the conference in close partnership with the amazing FutureBuilt team in Oslo. Moreover, it was the first time we included the next generation of CityChangers by setting up the Young Leaders Programme – a part that we don’t want to miss ever again.
The conference itself is always very intense and packed with memorable moments. A few simply stayed on top of our minds. Can you recall Eugene Quinn breaking out of his (way too small) room and taking over public space to deliver a mind-blowing session on day 2? Thinking back to day 3, we just loved the fact that even though we had such bad luck with the weather, we couldn’t keep the crowd from exploring marvellous Oslo. Way to go CityChangers!
Positive vibes from all around
Taking a broader look at the topic sustainability shows, that even though we are not there yet, things are clearly moving in the right direction. Only a few years ago, who would have thought that the EU bans single-use plastic? We are optimistic, and this is all because of people you who dare to stand up for the things that are right for the people and the planet!
Change is coming, whether you like it or not!
Thank you, everyone who is contributing ❤️