Check the new updated Programme for Urbanism Next Europe - it's great!


Yes, you read it right - the Urbanism Next Europe Team has updated the Conference Programme: you can now find most of the 50+ speakers that will grace our screens on June 9, 10 and 11, 2021, and, in addition to that, you can check our adjourned color codes to find all our sessions on:

  • Experiments & Transition (red)
  • Spatial Planning & Urban Design (orange)
  • New Mobility Impacts (yellow)
  • Car-sharing & Micromobility (green)
  • Automated driving (blue)
  • Logistics & e-commerce (purple)
  • Creative solutions (pink)

Download the Programme

We are excited to announce our AMAZING lineup of speakers, starting with out Opening and Closing Plenary, both moderated by our Secretary General Karen Vancluysen:

OPENING PLENARY - Setting the Scene

14.00-15.30 CEST - Starting at 8AM EDT / 5AM PDT

Welcome speeches​

  • Geiske Bouma, TNO​
  • Judith Bokhove, City of Rotterdam ​

Urbanism Next: Understanding Impacts and Shaping Our Future

  • Nico Larco, Urbanism Next​

Bouncing Back: The resilient city

  • Philippe Crist, ITF​

The Next City Approach of Rotterdam

  • Marije ten Kate, City of Rotterdam​


CLOSING PLENARY - Leadership for Driving the Change

14.00-15.30 CEST - Starting at 8AM EDT / 5AM PDT

Transforming a US City​

  • Seleta Reynolds, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Transforming a European City

  • Pascal Smet, Brussels Capital Region

Infrastructure is Destiny

  • Robin Chase, Zipcar and NUMO

Panel Discussion

What’s Next?

  • Nico Larco, Urbanism Next
    Martijn Stamm, TNO


Register by the end of April

By now, you should all know it - the registrations for Urbanism Next Europe 2021 are open, and you are still in time to get an Early Bird Ticket to connect with experts who are tackling disruption in the fields of land use, architecture, retail, transport, real estate, urban planning, environment, public health, equity, public space, economy, and governance.

But what if you are a POLIS Member? Well, you will be happy to know that you can claim your tickets for FREE!

Just head out to the Registration page below and select your category: