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April 1-3 | 2020

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CityChangers at #UFGC20 .

Expect the most passionate and inspiring speakers to share their ideas and projects at #UFGC20.
Lothar Fuchs

CEO of the Institute for Technical and Scientific Hydrology Ltd. | Hannover | Germany
Filipe Araujo

Vice Mayor at the City of Porto | Portugal
Jaime Ruiz Huescar

Co-Founder of Cities Forum | Madrid | Spain
Daniela Bischof

Project Manager at the City of Graz | Austria
Maria Gabriela da Silva Costa

Senior Sustainability Consultant at Sweco UK | Maidenhead | UK
Giovanni Allegretti

Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra | Portugal
Lutz Leichsenring

Co-Founder of VibeLab Consultancy | Berlin | Germany
Matt Stewart

Strategic Designer | Berlin | Germany
Sita Holtslag

Chair of the "Community of Interest Zero Emission Urban Freight” of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance | Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Gil Friend

CEO of Natural Logic, Inc. | Berkeley | USA
Niklas Keller

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Simply Rational Ltd. | Berlin | Germany
Lindsay Ex

Climate Programme Manager at the City of Fort Collins | USA
Kurt Hofstetter

Director of the International Building Exhibition Vienna on New Social Housing – IBA_Wien 2022 | Austria
Fernando Medina

Mayor of Lisbon | Portugal
Anna Lisa Boni

Secretary General at EUROCITIES | Brussels | Belgium
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen

Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative at ISGlobal | Barcelona | Spain
Beatriz Acha

Technical Officer at the Citizen Services and Participation Department of the City of Bilbao | Spain
Diego Garulo

Planning, Community Culture and New Projects Officer at the City of Zaragoza | Spain
Michael Shank

Communications Director at CNCA | Brandon | USA
Marco Buemi

Project Manager at the City of Turin | Italy
Koen Kennis

Deputy Mayor for Mobility | Antwerp | Belgium
Lisa Emilie Hoven

Stormwater Engineer at COWI | Oslo | Norway
Daniël Termont

Honorary Mayor of Ghent | Belgium
Valeria Danin

Founder of All Things Urban | Tel Aviv | Israel
Gerald Babel-Sutter

Founder & CEO UFGC | Graz | Austria
Maria Matos Silva

Landscape Architect & Assistant Professor at the University of Lisbon | Portugal
Margaret Heffernan

Entrepreneur & Writer | UK
Jorn Wemmenhove

Creative Strategist & Co-Founder of Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Jacob Kurek

Partner at Henning Larsen Architects | Copenhagen | Denmark
Miriam Staley

CEO and founder of Leading Minds Worldwide | London | UK
Will Wynn

Honorary Mayor of Austin | USA
Iraklis Stamos

Project Officer at Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) | Lille | France
Bernhard Steger

Head of the Department for Urban District Planning and Land Use | Vienna | Austria
Yannick Kwik

Global Business Development Lead at Fuckup | Palma | Spain
Karen Vancluysen

Secretary General at Polis | Brussles | Belgium
Rita Justesen

Director of Planning & Sustainability at Copenhagen City & Port Development Co. | Denmark
Jaran Raymond Wood

R&D Manager at Leca International | Oslo | Norway
Jeff Risom

Chief Innovation Officer at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denmark
Gil Penha-Lopes

Senior Researcher at University of Lisbon | Portugal
Lucía Martín González

Housing Councillor at the City of Barcelona | Spain
Paul Depla

Mayor of Breda | The Netherlands
Annebeth Muntinga

Building Physicist and Sustainability Engineer at ABT | Delft | The Netherlands
Pedro Garrett

Co-founder of 2adapt | Lisbon | Portugal
Sandra Somsen

Mobility Planning for the City of Lisbon | Portugal
Arno Bonte

Vice Mayor for Sustainability, Clean Air and Energy Transition at the City of Rotterdam | Netherlands
Jeremy Anterola

Associate Landscape Architect for Climate Adaptation at Ramboll Studiu Dreiseitl | Hamburg | Germany
Paulo Francisco

Head of the Participation Division at Lisbon Municipality | Portugal
Eugen Antalovsky

Managing Director Urban Innovation Vienna | Austria
Vincent van der Meulen

Architect & Partner at Kraaijvanger | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Maria Rodrigues

Technical and Financial Director at Lisboa E-Nova | Portugal
Alisa Kane

Climate Action Manager at the City of Portland | USA
Paulo Palha

President of the Portuguese National Association of Green Roofs (ANCV) | Porto | Portugal
Nancy Shoiry

CEO of SHDM | Montréal | Canada
Philipp Bouteiller

CEO of Tegel Projekt GmbH | Berlin | Germany
Anna Huttunen

Project Manager at the City of Lahti | Finland
Réka Erdélyi

Project Manager at the Municipality of Szeged | Hungary
Michael Münter

Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility | City of Stuttgart | Germany
Johan Verlinde

Programme Manager Rotterdam Climate Adaptation Plan at the City of Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Julius Menge

Commercial Transport at Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection | Berlin | Germany
Caren Ohrhallinger

Partner & Managing Director at nonconform | Vienna | Austria
Sidsel Birk Hjuler

Head of Office for Cycle Superhighways of the Capital Region | Copenhagen | Denmark
Asier Abaunza

Councilor for Public Works and Urban Planning for the City of Bilbao | Spain
Simone Reis

Project Coordinator at the City of Graz | Austria
Erik Tetteroo

Consultant for Urban Planning and Mobility at APPM & Lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | The Netherlands
Mads Bruun Høy

Funding Partner of Æra Strategic Innovation | Oslo | Norway
Jason Roberts

Founding Director of Better Block | Dallas | USA
Ricardo Veludo

Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning and Public Participation at the City of Lisbon | Portugal
Andrew Donnelly

Department Coordinator at EPAL | Lisbon | Portugal
Alex Mather

Vice President at The Keesmaat Group | Toronto | Canada
Elisabeth Meze

Sustainability Coordinator for Innsbrucker Immobilien (IIG) | Innsbruck | Austria
Harald Frey

Senior Scientist at Vienna University of Technology | Austria
Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann

Founder of Creative Climate Cities | Berlin | Germany
Gard Skoe Fredriksen

Chief Engineer at the City of Oslo | Norway
Hanna E. Marcussen

Vice Mayor for Urban Development | City of Oslo | Norway
Johan Snel

Urban Designer at AM Real Estate | Utrecht | The Netherlands
Kristiaan Borret

Head Architect at Brussels Region | Belgium
Giacomo Lozzi

Urban Freight Coordinator at Polis Network | Brussels | Belgium
Mario Raimondi

Co-Founder of El Desafío Foundation | Rosario | Argentina
Cayce James

Strategic Advisor at the City of Seattle | USA
Philippe Crist

Advisor for Innovation and Foresight at the OECD | Paris | France
Corinne Trommsdorff

CEO and Founder of Water Cities | Grenoble | France
Diogo Silva

Climate justice activist at 2degree artivism | Lisbon | Portugal
Dean Landy

Partner at ClareHopkinsClarke | Melbourne | Australia
Johanna Partin

Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | San Francisco | USA
Trude Rauken

Deputy Director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance | Oslo | Norway
Robin Billsjö

Urban Freight Strategist at the City of Stockholm | Sweden
Reinhard Birke

CEO of Upstream Mobility | Vienna | Austria
Kenneth Jørgensen

Senior Project Manager at Gate 21 | Albertslund | Denmark
Katharina Serafimova

Social Entrepreneur | Mértola | Portugal
Victoria Kate Burrows

Director Advancing Net Zero at World Green Building Council | London | UK
João Dinis

Head of Accelerating Urban Transition Office at Cascais Ambiente | Portugal
João Meneses

Secretary General of BCSD Portugal | Lisbon | Portugal
Marianne Willemsen-van Noppen

Project Manager at the Municipality of Eindhoven | The Netherlands
Etienne Vignali

Project Manager Sustainable Development at SPL Lyon Confluence | France
Erling Fossen

CEO of Oslo Metropolitan Area | Norway
Ulla Hahn

Architect & Project Manager at FutureBuilt | Oslo | Norway
Miguel Gaspar

Deputy Mayor for Economy, Innovation, Mobility and Safety at the City of Lisbon | Portugal
Nicolai Riise

CEO of Mad arkitekter | Oslo | Norway
Sergio T Coelho

CEO & Co-Founder of Baseform | Lisbon | Portugal
Marta Oliver Tizón

Environmental Technician at Sant Cugat del Valles City Council | Spain
Joaquim Poças Martins

Professor at Porto University and International Water Consultant | Portugal
Timo Hämäläinen

Urban Policy Advisor at Urban Finland | Helsinki | Finland
John Judge

CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club | Boston | USA
Chetana Andary

Senior Principal of UAP | Brisbane | Australia
Gerhard Schuster

CEO of Wien 3420 aspern Development AG | Vienna | Austria
Andreas Hofer

Director of the International Building Exhibition 2027 in the Stuttgart Region (IBA’27) | Germany
Sophie Gillaerts

Project Manager Traffic Management as a Service at the City of Ghent | Belgium
Daniela Basilio

Business Innovation Project Director at Beta-I | Lisbon | Portugal
Katja Diehl

Owner of She Drives Mobility | Hamburg | Germany
Martin Russ

Managing Director at AustriaTech GmbH | Vienna | Austria
Siddharth Sareen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen | Norway
Johanna Schäfer

CEO of BonnLAB | Bonn | Germany
Mariana Sanchez Salvador

Researcher at DINÂMIA’CET-IUL | Lisbon | Portugal
Jacob Hartmann

Senior Advisor at Sharing Copenhagen | Denmark
Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana | Albania
Paul Lecroart

Senior Urbanist at L’Institut Paris Region | France
Elad Eisenstein

Director Cities and Regeneration at Ramboll | London | UK
Haris Piplas

Urban Designer at the Physical Planning Department of Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Jennifer Keesmaat

CEO of The Keesmaat Group | Toronto | Canada
Gilbert Guaring

Global Head of Marketing and Communications at UAP | Brisbane | Australia
Robert Beaudry

City councilor and member of the executive committee | Montréal | Canada
David Sim

Creative Director at Gehl | Copenhagen | Denkmark
Cristina Matos Silva

Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon | Portugal
Christina Salmhofer

Sustainability Strategist at Stockholm Royal Seaport | Sweden
Jeni Cross

Professor of Sociology & Director of Research at Colorado State University | Fort Collins | USA
Lior Steinberg

Urban Planner & Co-Founder Humankind | Rotterdam | Netherlands
Maria Vassilakou

Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna | Austria
Wouter van de Braak

Director of Commercial Real Estate at Heart of South Rotterdam | The Netherlands
Mindaugas Pakalnis

Chief City Architect at Vilnius Municipality | Lithuania
Orna Rosenfeld

Global Advisor on Housing, Author, Scientist & Award-Winning Urban Strategist | Paris | France
Husam Al Waer

Reader in Sustainable Design at the University of Dundee | UK
Luis Pérez-Urrestarazu

Associate Professor at the University of Seville | Spain
Susana Neto

Water Expert, President of the Portuguese Water Resources Association | Lisbon | Portugal
Philine Gaffron

Senior Researcher at the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics at Hamburg Technical University | Germany
Ellen Monchen

Urban Designer at the Physical Planning Department of Amsterdam | The Netherlands
Zeina Nazer

Co-Founder of Cities Forum | London | UK
Luise Noring

Assistant Professor & Research Director at Copenhagen Business School | Frederiksberg | Denmark
Jan Edler

Member of the Board of Directors at Flussbad Berlin | Germany
Maarit Kahila

CEO & Co-founder of Mapita Oy | Helsinki | Finland
Thomas Drage

Representative for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation of the City of Graz | Austria
Andreas Trisko

Chief City Planner | Vienna | Austria
Christine Konradi

Project Manager & Head of Team Water at freiland Environmental Consulting Civil Engineers Ltd. | Graz | Austria
Mikael Colville-Andersen

Urban Designer & TV Host, Colville-Andersen Studio | Copenhagen | Denmark
Dávid Vitézy

General Director of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport | Budapest | Hungary
Elly Andriopoulou

SNFCC Grant Manager at Stavros Niarchos Foundation | Athens | Greece
Johannes Riegler

Stakeholder Involvement Officer at JPI Urban Europe | Vienna | Austria
Luca Ballarini

Founder & President of Torino Stratosferica | Turin | Italy