The 2nd year student Cynthia Zurita, participated in the kick off event of the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference. Cynthia was already envolved last year and this year she managed to recrute three more MEDfOR  students to get envolved in this event: Dagm Fikir Abate, Amna and Phoung Thanh Nguyen!

In Cyntia's words:

"Some days ago we had the kick-off event for the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference 2020, at the Lisbon City Hall. From this day on, the countdown for UFGC20 begins!

I had the pleasure of being the moderator of this meeting, which had the amazing participation of Clara Muzzio, Ellen de Vibe, Maria Vassilakou, all of them sharing successful stories of their cities (#BuenosAires, #Oslo, and #Vienna) on their way to become cities of the future. Hearing from experienced #citychangers how they managed to recover public spaces, or getting involved the citizens, was just a sneak peak of what we can expect for the #UFGC20 next year in Lisbon! The highlight of the day: was very important to hear the vision of Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon, and was truly inspiring to know about his leadership and commitment to show why Lisbon is the European Green Capital of 2020. Thanks to Gerald Babel-Sutter for leading such an important event! His experience and understanding of the challenges for the hashtag#CityChangers certainly make the difference, for the better. And to Julia Reiter for the organization and support to make it possible."