About Urban Talks

At Urban Talks, we bring smart and sustainable solutions for cities.

We educate. We connect. We inspire.

Urban Talks were created by UrbanizeHub out of a simple need of connecting innovators, leaders, changemakers and companies who share the same values and dream of a better world. Through their Urban Talks, they inspire us to get involved in projects that shape the future of our cities.

Timisoara 2019

This year’s edition will be the result of an innovative partnership that brings together UrbanizeHub, World Bank Romania and JCI.

International experts, mayors, multinational companies, start-ups, tech specialists and architects will all be part of the fourth edition of Urban Talks, exchanging ideas on the future of our cities.

Urban Talks Conference – Oct 4 @ Aula Magna, West University of Timisoara


  • Speakers from World Bank & European Commission
  • Members of European Parliament
  • Mayors
  • International experts from the Netherlands & Sweden
  • 3 tracks: Smart Cities // Sustainable Cities // Creative Cities
  • 2 panels: Leaders of public administration & businesses
  • 1 panel: Future EU Funds and Cohesion Policy in 2021-2027
  • 1 Pitching Session: Smart & Sustainable Solutions for Cities

Let’s shape the future of cities together!

Urban Innovation Hackathon – Oct 5-6 @ VOX Technology Park


Cities are the places that generate the biggest problems, but also the most ingenious solutions. We want to highlight the ways technology can be used to solve a wide range of urban issues.

This is why we’ve created the Urban Innovation Hackathon: a place where programmers meet environmental, urban planning and mobility experts and can generate solutions for our cities.

Prizes worth EUR 3,000 will be offered to the most ingenious solutions for smart and sustainable cities.


Smart Cities

Sustainable Cities

Creative Cities

Featured Talks & Speakers

We believe in Innovation and Continuous Learning and we are connected by our shared knowledge, our dedication to sustainability, and our passion for building a better future.

Colin Whitfield

Business Dev & Evangelist @ META

Marius Cristea

World Bank Expert

Gratian Mihailescu

UrbanizeHub Founder

Servaz van Berkum

Program maker Mobility and Technology

Ioana Irimia

World Bank

Adina Vintan

World Bank

Viorela Sfârlea


Karl McFaul

Systems Entrepreneur, Future Navigator Europe

Carsten Rasmussen

European Commission (TBC)

Siegfried Mureșan

Member of European Parliament (TBC)

Vlad-Marius Botoș

Member of European Parliament (TBC)

Vlad Stanciu

ROSENC President

Sorin Maxim

Regional Development Agency, Director

Ioan Popa

Mayor, Reșița

Nicolae Robu

Mayor, Timișoara (TBC)

Laurențiu Ștefan

Presidential Adviser, Presidential Administration

Adrian Foghiș

Oradea Metropolitan Area

Călin Bibarț

Mayor, Arad

Mihai-Cristian Cojocaru


Gheorghe Falcă

Member of European Parliament

Urban Innovation Hackathon Mentors

Andreea Alexandra Florea

Architect, UrbanizeHub

Teodora Comăniță

Urban Planner, UrbanizeHub

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