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.

Bucharest 2019

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

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 – May 10 @ POINT Hub


  • Speakers from World Bank & European Commission
  • International experts from the Netherlands, Sweden & the US
  • 3 tracks: Smart Cities // Sustainable Cities // Creative Cities
  • 2 panels: Leaders of public administration & businesses

Let’s shape the future of cities together!


Urban Innovation Hackathon – May 11-12 @ Mindspace Pipera


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.

This year, a special track will be dedicated to Urban Mobility in the Pipera area. The big prize offered by the Dutch Embassy will go towards a tech-based solution for urban mobility.


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.

Alex Glod

Senior Trainer and TEDx Speaker

Colin Whitfield

Business Dev & Evangelist @ META

Marius Cristea

World Bank Expert

Gratian Mihailescu

UrbanizeHub Founder

Servaz van Berkum

Program maker Mobility and Technology

Radu Puchiu


Sandra Sasu

Engineer, Urban Mobility

Violeta Mihalache

Civinet Romania Coordinator

Ioana Irimia

World Bank

Adina Vintan

World Bank

Dragoș Tuță

Ambasada Sustenabilității în România Initiator

Valentin Magliano

Urban Mobility Information – Solution and Success Stories

Viorela Sfârlea


Dan Diaconu

Timisoara Vice-Mayor

Monica Obogeanu

Startup Programs Manager, Orange

Marian Panait

Sinaia City Manager

Mircea Enache

President of International Urban Alliance

Claudiu Butacu

EFdeN, Co-founder & President

Claudiu Vrinceanu

Magurele Science Park

Urban Innovation Hackathon Mentors

Ioana Irimia

World Bank

Adina Vintan

World Bank

Radu Puchiu


Mihai Cosmin Rotaru

Investor/Founder Clever Taxi

Veronica Stefan

Digital Citizens

Reini Stadler

Urbanist, Project Manager Civitta

Andreea Alexandra Florea

Architect, UrbanizeHub

Elena Paun

Head of e-City Enel X

Andrei Horhoianu

Head of Engineering & Operations Enel X

Cristian Patachia

Development & Innovation Manager, Orange

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