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Friends’ Events in Fall

It’s not that easy to find your way through the jungle of event opportunities, right?

Especially with Covid-19, many events have gone digital. On the one hand, this is tragic of course (we just looooove “real” events) but on the other hand, these online events allow you to sneak in different communities, try out different formats and listen to inspiring keynotes.

We‘ve put together a list of events in the field of urbanism. No claim to completeness. Just an overview of our very personal favourite ones. Here we go:

Oslo Innovation Week

Sep 21 – Sep 25

What do we need to build a better world? How will the future of AI, robotics and space impact our lives? Where will the next pandemic vaccine be created? Oslo Innovation Week 2020 will provide a platform to answer and discuss these big questions through global digital collaboration.

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge

🔗 oiw.no

We recommend CIRCULAR @ OIW:

Sep 22, 2.00-4.00 pm

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge

🔗 Registration CIRCULAR@OIW

Upstream Festival

Sep 21 – Sep 7

Rotterdam Metropolitan area transforms into the place where startups, scale-ups, investors, bold corporates, policymakers and students come together to make a positive impact in the world. Upstream provides access to finance, new markets and talent for entrepreneurs who want to scale their business.

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge


Nordic Edge

Sep 23

While the red thread of program is “TRUST” and “Rethinking Normality”, topics such as Urban Energy, Places and Spaces, Green & Blue Mobility, Active Citizenship & Knowhow, as well as Smart Health will be addressed by speakers and panelists.

🌍 Happening online

💸 290 NOK (27,25 €)

🔗 nordicedge.org

Creative Bureaucracy

Sep 28 – Oct 2

Creative Bureaucracy’s programme is jam-packed with new ideas, fresh insights, and pride in what the public sector can accomplish. Their goal is to create spaces for exchange, to show examples of bureaucracy at its best, and not least to help people have fun – not in spite of being bureaucrats but because they are.

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge

🔗 creativebureaucracy.org

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

3 Sep 30 – Oct 2

Local and regional leaders, as well as European and international institutions and some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe will be brought together for the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns.

🌍 Happening online and in Mannheim

💸 Free of charge

🔗 conferences.sustainablecities.eu

European Week of Cities and Regions

Oct 5 – 22

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge

🔗 europa.eu

Check out our partners events online:


🔗 eurocities.eu


🔗 urbanagenda.eu

Smart Urban Festival

Oct 8

Smart Urban Festival is the interactive event about how we create healthy, liveable and smart cities and regions. We bring together the many stakeholders who are working on the successful region of the future.

🌍 Happening online and in Rotterdam

💸 499 € or 349 € for the livestream

🔗 smart-urban-festival.com

European Green Capital Awards Ceremony

Oct 8

The winners of the prestigious 2022 European Green Capital Award and 2021 European Green Leaf Award will be announced at an Online Awards Ceremony broadcast live from this year’s European Green Capital, Lisbon.

🌍 Happening online

💸 Free of charge

🔗 Details to be published at europeangreencapital.eu


Oct 22 – 24

A coalition of world cities (New York, London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Singapore) are coming together this fall in advance of the United Nations World Cities day to discuss, debate and celebrate the future of our cities.

🌍 Happening online

💸 General Admission is free / Pro Pass 119 $ Early Bird – 20% discount via the promo code “UFGC20”

🔗 wrldcty.com

Utopian Hours

23 – 25 Oct.

The Utopian Hours 2020 festival aims to get to the heart of the problem: the city is at risk. The theme is now even more relevant. The future of the city is at stake on three levels: physical, political, philosophical. How will we live in cities now that we can no longer live in them as before?

🌍 Happening in Turin

🔗 torinostratosferica.it

Building Green

28 – 29 Oct.

It is time to review the development the last decade and to focus on how we accelerate sustainable construction in the future. At Building Green Copenhagen, you’ll get an update on sustainable construction and inspiration to how we accelerate sustainability now!

🌍 Happening in Copenhagen

💸 Free of charge

🔗 buildinggreen.eu

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