The next generation of urban change-makers plays an essential role in creating the sustainable cities that people want to live in now and the communities that will thrive long into the future. It is important to nurture this potential. That’s why the Urban Future conference includes the Young Leaders Programme, a special track for passionate urban change-makers up to the age of 30 that want to – and do – change our cities for the better. We’ve interviewed many of these Young Leaders to find out what led them to urbanism, how they’ve aided city transitions, and what inspires them to carry on. Here we bring you their personal stories, covering topics as diverse as greening, architecture and planning, cycling, feminist cities, politics, and using art, social media, and events as tools for change and communication. You can also learn more about the Young Leaders programme with this short video from where it all began – Oslo 2019.