UNextEU: What is next for cities in Europe and beyond?

The lineups of the opening and closing plenary of the Urbanism Next Europe conference are out. The event is taking place online from 9 to 11 June.

Urbanism Next Europe is just a few weeks away. From 9 to 11 June, private, public and academic stakeholders will gather to discuss the future of cities in Europe and beyond, addressing everything from public space to architecture, from retail to transport, and more.

POLIS Network, Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon, New Urban Mobility Alliance - NUMO and TNO are excited to announce the lineup of the Opening and Closing Plenary of the conference.

Both moderated by our Secretary General Karen Vancluysen, the plenary sessions will feature an array of experienced and engaging Urban Thinkers.


Opening Plenary

The Opening Plenary will feature:
◾ Geiske Bouma, Senior Consultant at TNO
◾ Judith Bokhove, Alderman for Mobility at Gemeente Rotterdam
◾ Nico Larco, Director Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
◾ Philippe Crist, Advisor on Innovation and Foresight for ITF at the OECD - OCDE
◾ Marije ten Kate, Head Urban Planner at Gemeente Rotterdam

... as well as a Guest from the Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat.


Closing Plenary

It will feature:
◾ Seleta Reynolds, General Manager for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)
◾ Pascal Smet, State Secretary of the Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
for Urban Planning and Heritage, European and International Relations, Foreign Trade, Firefighting and Emergency Medical Aid
◾ Robin Chase, Co-founder of Zipcar, Veniam and New Urban Mobility Alliance - NUMO.

Following their speeches, they will be joined by Nico Larco to help us take stock of ideas, plans and perspectives for #WhatsNext in European cities and beyond - way beyond.


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