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✨ Five of the top 10 most-read articles!✨
 Which topics are among the top 10 stories on CityChangers.org? What are your peers responding to the most? 🧐😄 
 
👉🏼Let’s check out some of the the all-time-most-read articles:👈🏽 #linkinbio
 
10. How to Make Public Spaces Inclusive for an Ageing Society
 
9. Enrique Peñalosa: “An Advanced City Is One Where the Rich Take Public Transport”

8. How to Incorporate Greenery into Architecture
 
7. How, When, and Where to Incorporate Participation into Urban
Development
 
6. Guide to Natural Materials in Construction: More Than Hobbit Houses and Mud Huts
 
The top 5 will be revealed in August! 
 
@citychangersorg is a community-centred content platform for urban change-makers around the globe, created by Urban Future. We provide you with the know-how necessary to get started, inspiration to innovate ideas, and understanding of the critical skills required to create impact.

👀 Have a read and let us know which one speaks to you the most!

✨ Five of the top 10 most-read articles!✨ Which topics are among the top 10 stories on CityChangers.org? What are your peers responding to the most? 🧐😄    👉🏼Let’s check out some of the the all-time-most-read articles:👈🏽 #linkinbio   10. How to Make Public Spaces Inclusive for an Ageing Society   9. Enrique Peñalosa: “An Advanced City Is One Where the Rich Take Public Transport” 8. How to Incorporate Greenery into Architecture   7. How, When, and Where to Incorporate Participation into Urban Development   6. Guide to Natural Materials in Construction: More Than Hobbit Houses and Mud Huts   The top 5 will be revealed in August!    @citychangersorg is a community-centred content platform for urban change-makers around the globe, created by Urban Future. We provide you with the know-how necessary to get started, inspiration to innovate ideas, and understanding of the critical skills required to create impact. 👀 Have a read and let us know which one speaks to you the most!

🔥 Hot off the press: The CityChangers Cookbook!
Read the first “recipe” now: #linkinbio
 
Our fresh booklet — a collab between @popupcity and Urban Future — serves up 20 simple, effective ideas to spark urban transformation. From lively public spaces to conversation-starting benches to lush green projects, there’s a lot we can learn from these buzzing city projects.
 
Who’s this cookbook perfect for?
🟢 Policymakers seeking quick wins
🟢 Urban designers hunting for inspiration
🟢 City lovers dedicated to their communities
 
Did you grab your copy at the conference? Well soon you’ll be able to order your copy online! We’ll keep you updated with the link as soon as it’s available. 🤩
 
In the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to some of the cookbook’s extensive topics on @citychangersorg! The first story highlights the power of shared meals and cooking experiences to bridge social divides and revitalise public spaces.
 
👩🏻‍🍳 Check out the first story! #linkinbio

🔥 Hot off the press: The CityChangers Cookbook! Read the first “recipe” now: #linkinbio   Our fresh booklet — a collab between @popupcity and Urban Future — serves up 20 simple, effective ideas to spark urban transformation. From lively public spaces to conversation-starting benches to lush green projects, there’s a lot we can learn from these buzzing city projects.   Who’s this cookbook perfect for? 🟢 Policymakers seeking quick wins 🟢 Urban designers hunting for inspiration 🟢 City lovers dedicated to their communities   Did you grab your copy at the conference? Well soon you’ll be able to order your copy online! We’ll keep you updated with the link as soon as it’s available. 🤩   In the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to some of the cookbook’s extensive topics on @citychangersorg! The first story highlights the power of shared meals and cooking experiences to bridge social divides and revitalise public spaces.   👩🏻‍🍳 Check out the first story! #linkinbio

💚🎧 Summer podcast recommendations - part 1 🎧🩷
 
Have you had a chance to check out the first 5 episodes of “The CityChangers Podcast” yet?
🇳🇱 Rotterdam Rooftops
⚠️ The Slow Lane
🏛 The Tiny Town Hall
🍊 Orange Sky
👧🏻 The Unlikely Urban Planners
 
It’s THE Podcast for people who care about their city! For all the city lovers out there. For you! 
These episodes bring you stories of change from around the world, along with the ultimate how-to answers to becoming a #CityChanger yourself.
 
Listen now at CityChangers.org (#linkinbio👆) or on your favourite streaming platform! Then give us the scoop below 😉
@citychangersorg | #PodcastAppreciation | #ListenNow

💚🎧 Summer podcast recommendations - part 1 🎧🩷   Have you had a chance to check out the first 5 episodes of “The CityChangers Podcast” yet? 🇳🇱 Rotterdam Rooftops ⚠️ The Slow Lane 🏛 The Tiny Town Hall 🍊 Orange Sky 👧🏻 The Unlikely Urban Planners   It’s THE Podcast for people who care about their city! For all the city lovers out there. For you!  These episodes bring you stories of change from around the world, along with the ultimate how-to answers to becoming a #CityChanger yourself.   Listen now at CityChangers.org (#linkinbio👆) or on your favourite streaming platform! Then give us the scoop below 😉 @citychangersorg | #PodcastAppreciation | #ListenNow

Around 45 city leaders participated in a field trip organised by @gemeenterotterdam & @rockwool_group as part of the Urban Future 2024.

Rockwool implements projects across the city to manage runoff, reduce flood risks, and generate fresh water for enhancing the city’s green spaces. Some locations store water in aquifers to sustain trees during dry periods. 💦🌿

On June 5th, participants of the field trip got to see innovative water management techniques implemented by the municipality of Rotterdam at three sites in the city: 
🔹 Driehoeksplein
🔹 Sparta Stadium
🔹 Museumpark Rotterdam

Zhaoqian Zhou, one of the attendees, enjoyed the trip. 
„It was great to get practical insights into what the city is doing, understand the systems, and witness the benefits to citizens.“

Around 45 city leaders participated in a field trip organised by @gemeenterotterdam & @rockwool_group as part of the Urban Future 2024. Rockwool implements projects across the city to manage runoff, reduce flood risks, and generate fresh water for enhancing the city’s green spaces. Some locations store water in aquifers to sustain trees during dry periods. 💦🌿 On June 5th, participants of the field trip got to see innovative water management techniques implemented by the municipality of Rotterdam at three sites in the city: 🔹 Driehoeksplein 🔹 Sparta Stadium 🔹 Museumpark Rotterdam Zhaoqian Zhou, one of the attendees, enjoyed the trip. „It was great to get practical insights into what the city is doing, understand the systems, and witness the benefits to citizens.“

Young people have the energy to envision and stand for change. 💪🏽 
Is it finally time to give them a seat at the table, especially when decision-makers continue to drag their heels on mitigating climate change?
 
In the latest @citychangersorg org editorial, Michael Shank, Ph.D. suggests that cities create meaningful opportunities for the under-30s to participate in climate policy...with political commitment, power-sharing, capacity building, design processes and funding initiatives. ✅
     
But should we really hand the reins to new blood? Are the youth too inexperienced and idealistic, or are they essential for trying new ideas? As a young person, do you resent being left to mop up the mess of previous generations? Join the debate. 🤼🗣
 
💭 Read and comment: #linkinbio

Young people have the energy to envision and stand for change. 💪🏽  Is it finally time to give them a seat at the table, especially when decision-makers continue to drag their heels on mitigating climate change?   In the latest @citychangersorg org editorial, Michael Shank, Ph.D. suggests that cities create meaningful opportunities for the under-30s to participate in climate policy...with political commitment, power-sharing, capacity building, design processes and funding initiatives. ✅       But should we really hand the reins to new blood? Are the youth too inexperienced and idealistic, or are they essential for trying new ideas? As a young person, do you resent being left to mop up the mess of previous generations? Join the debate. 🤼🗣   💭 Read and comment: #linkinbio

🔔 EXCITING NEWS 🔔
Let us reveal the official dates for #UF25:
🩷 Łódź, Poland | May 21-23, 2025 🩵

From #Rotterdam to #Łódź, from Zeegers to Zdanowska 🇳🇱→🇵🇱.

During the Urban Future, Gemeente Rotterdam's Vice Mayor Chantal Zeegers passed on a symbolic baton - a vase crafted sustainably from Rotterdam clay - to Hanna Zdanowska, the Mayor of City of Lodz.

Łódź, the vibrant new host known as 'Europe's last undiscovered city,‘ is rich with captivating tales to share.

What truly inspires us, is Mayor Hanna Zdanowska's strong emphasis on the upcoming generation. "The future belongs to the young generation. Go, change the world. We will provide the platform for this," she expressed. This philosophy is reflected in her team-building strategy as a mayor, where she recruited passionate individuals in their early twenties who now serve as some of the youngest, yet most experienced, Deputy Mayors in the country.

CityChangers, save the date: 
📆 May 21-23, 2025 📆

🔔 EXCITING NEWS 🔔 Let us reveal the official dates for #UF25: 🩷 Łódź, Poland | May 21-23, 2025 🩵 From #Rotterdam to #Łódź, from Zeegers to Zdanowska 🇳🇱→🇵🇱. During the Urban Future, Gemeente Rotterdam's Vice Mayor Chantal Zeegers passed on a symbolic baton - a vase crafted sustainably from Rotterdam clay - to Hanna Zdanowska, the Mayor of City of Lodz. Łódź, the vibrant new host known as 'Europe's last undiscovered city,‘ is rich with captivating tales to share. What truly inspires us, is Mayor Hanna Zdanowska's strong emphasis on the upcoming generation. "The future belongs to the young generation. Go, change the world. We will provide the platform for this," she expressed. This philosophy is reflected in her team-building strategy as a mayor, where she recruited passionate individuals in their early twenties who now serve as some of the youngest, yet most experienced, Deputy Mayors in the country. CityChangers, save the date: 📆 May 21-23, 2025 📆

Were you among the 2,000 enthusiastic individuals from 50 countries who gathered in Rotterdam for #UF24 last week? 

We trust that the conference left you feeling inspired and ready to take the first - or the next - step in creating more sustainable cities. 👟🌿🤘🏽

Thank you, #CityChangers, thank you #Rotterdam! 💖🇳🇱 It was an exceptional week spent with you. We are eagerly looking forward to reuniting in the Spring in Łódź!

PS: The date will be revealed shortly, so stay tuned 👀

Were you among the 2,000 enthusiastic individuals from 50 countries who gathered in Rotterdam for #UF24 last week? We trust that the conference left you feeling inspired and ready to take the first - or the next - step in creating more sustainable cities. 👟🌿🤘🏽 Thank you, #CityChangers, thank you #Rotterdam! 💖🇳🇱 It was an exceptional week spent with you. We are eagerly looking forward to reuniting in the Spring in Łódź! PS: The date will be revealed shortly, so stay tuned 👀

GOAL: Let’s raise €10,000 Euro for those in need! 📈❤️

Because you’re in the Urban Future community, we know you’re always ready to make a difference. That’s why we ask for your help now…if every attendee contributes just €5 to the three selected recipients, we could raise €10,000 for them!

Recipients of your generous contribution include:

✴️ Rotterdamse Munt:
provides a range of eco-friendly daytime activities, opportunities for green volunteer work, and serves as a Learning Practice Center, specialising in Nature and Environmental Education. Additionally, they cultivate food to support those in need within the local community.
✴️ Sportspullenbank Nederland (Sports Equipment Bank):
collects and redistributes second-hand sports gear, ensuring everyone can engage in physical activity and contribute to a sustainable economy. Sports is more than just activity; it’s about belonging, feeling fit, and staying healthy.
✴️ Rotterdamsche Werken:
empowers disadvantaged youth, including those with disabilities like Down syndrome, autism, or low IQ. Recognizing the lack of opportunities for post-secondary special education graduates, Rotterdamsche Werken provides meaningful daytime activities such as crafting and cooking or operating a coffee bar, ensuring everyone has a chance to contribute and thrive.
 
Do you think we can hit our goal? Let’s raise smiles and opportunities for the community of Rotterdam! 😊 
👉🏽Support now: #linkinbio

GOAL: Let’s raise €10,000 Euro for those in need! 📈❤️ Because you’re in the Urban Future community, we know you’re always ready to make a difference. That’s why we ask for your help now…if every attendee contributes just €5 to the three selected recipients, we could raise €10,000 for them! Recipients of your generous contribution include: ✴️ Rotterdamse Munt: provides a range of eco-friendly daytime activities, opportunities for green volunteer work, and serves as a Learning Practice Center, specialising in Nature and Environmental Education. Additionally, they cultivate food to support those in need within the local community. ✴️ Sportspullenbank Nederland (Sports Equipment Bank): collects and redistributes second-hand sports gear, ensuring everyone can engage in physical activity and contribute to a sustainable economy. Sports is more than just activity; it’s about belonging, feeling fit, and staying healthy. ✴️ Rotterdamsche Werken: empowers disadvantaged youth, including those with disabilities like Down syndrome, autism, or low IQ. Recognizing the lack of opportunities for post-secondary special education graduates, Rotterdamsche Werken provides meaningful daytime activities such as crafting and cooking or operating a coffee bar, ensuring everyone has a chance to contribute and thrive.   Do you think we can hit our goal? Let’s raise smiles and opportunities for the community of Rotterdam! 😊 👉🏽Support now: #linkinbio

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