Urban Future Global Conference10/07/2019
Participation of the Student Cynthia Zurita from Colombia at the "Urban Future Global Conference", who was selected to the Young Leaders Programme from the 22nd to 24th May.
On her words:"The Urban Future Global Conference is an event organized each year. This time it took place at Oslo, Norway, as the European Green Capital 2019. The event held over 3000 attendees, and an important diversity of 300 speakers, such as city mayors, representative of the academic, public and private sector. These speakers are involved in the areas of interest that address urban sustainability issues, such as mobility, circular economy, cutting emissions, sustainable building, car-free cities, etc.
This year they launched, as part of the conference, the Young Leaders Programme, aimed at groups of students or professionals under 30 years old, that share a strong interest and motivation about sustainability issues in urban development. I was selected as part of this initiative, and actually the only one attending that came from Portugal. It was a great opportunity for networking, sharing ideas with like-minded young people. We are already planning to keep up our enthusiasm in order to implement some projects of our interest and make the best use of our network."