Thank you for participating in the second edition of the conference "Future cities", which was taken place on April 11 this year at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw.


An idea standing behind implementing solutions for cities of the future is to create safe and friendly space for a living which is efficient in terms of energy and economy as well as designed with respect for natural environment and people.


We want to raise participants' awareness of the latest trends and solutions regarding future cities and create opportunities to establish valuable contacts. Our speakers will present topics such as public consultations, placemaking, urban foresight, water management, adaptation to climate change, ecology, biophilia, technology in cities, energy and case studies from cities of the future.


Cities of the future are concentrated on the needs of its inhabitants with completely digitized systems, open in terms of data availability and functioning using mutual cooperation. Only a comprehensive and systemic approach will allow to transform current cities into cities of the future.

Agenda and presentations of the second edition of the "Future cities" conference

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1 Synergies for Sustainable Development - the Swedish experience / Anna Hessle, Sweco Sweden
2 Green communities with human scale - practical steps in their design / Monika Arczyńska, Łukasz Pancewicz, A2P2
3 The trend of building recovery in European cities / Martyna Obarska, Magazyn Miasta
4 Water city - blue infrastructure as the capital of cities / Izabela Małachowska-Coqui, Coqui Malachowska Coqui
5 Ecourbanism – Natural Capital investment for health and wellbeing / Luke Engleback, Studio Engleback
6 Urban energy clusters - concept and expected benefits / Marek Kolasiński, UM Poznań
7 Smart & Sustainable Cities & Societies from a GIS & Geodata Perspective – the Danish experience / Soren Zebitz Nielsen, Sweco Denmark
8 Big data, smart cities, intelligent buildings – surveying in a digital world / Peter Maitland, RICS
9 Energy revolution. But why? / Marcin Popkiewicz


Anna Hessle

Senior Architect i Urban Planner, Sweco Sweden

Monika Arczyńska, Łukasz Pancewicz

Architects and city planners - A2P2

Martyna Obarska

Wicenaczelna Magazynu Miasta, antropolożka miejska

Izabela Małachowska-Coqui

Landscape Architect, Coqui Malachowska Coqui

Luke Engleback

Landscape Architect and Eco-Urban Planner, Studio Engleback

Marek Kolasiński

Deputy Director for Technical Infrastructure at the Department of Municipal Management of the City of Poznań

Søren Zebitz Nielsen

GIS & Smart City Consultant, Sweco Denmark

Peter Maitland

Non-Executive Director at Burlington Real Estate, RICS

Marcin Popkiewicz

Megatrend analyst, author of best-selling books “World at the Crossroads”, “Energy Revolution. But why?” and “Climate Science”


The conference “Future cities” was hosted by Izabela Żylińska – editor and chief of the industry magazine „Smart Grids Polska” and portals and


The registration period was ended. Thank you to all who have registered to the conference “Future cities”.

Terms and conditions of the conference can be find here.

The cost of participation in the conference (including conference materials, translation, compensation of CO2 emissions, coffee breaks and lunch) is PLN 149 net until February 28. After this date, the regular ticket price is PLN 199 net. Please provide exact details for invoicing.

The first 30 people who will register and pay for the participation will receive one copy of the book (in Polish) entitled “Nauka o klimacie” ("Science about the climate") by Marcin Popkiewicz, Aleksandra Kardaś and Szymon Malinowski. The book will be available only during the conference. More details in the terms and conditions More info.



During the conference a contest is planned. For each of the three winners who will give correct answers, there is a prize in the form of one copy of the book "Science about the climate" by Marcin Popkiewicz, Aleksandra Kardaś and Szymon Malinowski Terms and conditions of the contest.

Climate neutrality

Due to the fact that we respect the environment and we are worried about the problem of global warming, we want our conference to be climate neutral. To achieve this we will calculate the carbon footprint of the conference and then the amount of CO2 will be compensated by planting trees and using the so-called “carbon credits”.


After lunch, at 15:00, there will be two parallel 30-minute workshops:


Pszczelarium will conduct workshops about beekeeping and production of honey in urban space. Practical solutions of experienced beekeepers as well as interesting facts from the life of bees will also be presented More info.

The Integration Foundation

The Integration Foundation will explain the concept of accessibility and provide information about how cities and buildings look like in this respect, as well as show practical solutions for facilities for all users of urban space More info.

Conference address

Copernicus Conference Centre

Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, 00-390 Warsaw How to get there map


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Sweco Consulting sp. z o.o.

Franklina Roosevelta 22 PL-60-829 Poznań
Phone +48 61 864 93 00 Fax +48 61 864 93 01[at]


Magdalena Migdał; tel. +48 (0)607960257
Janusz Mizerny; tel. +48 (0)607961035


On April 11, at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, the "Future cities by Sweco - 2nd edition" conference was organized by Sweco Consulting. The main message of the conference was to demonstrate inspiring solutions and ideas for design and development of future cities.

To view the first edition of the "Cities of the Future" conference, click this link