When Niko was asked to be one of the hosts of the coffee tables at the Eurocities Conference in Ljubljana, he agreed under one condition: to talk about himself as little as possible, but there is one more thing you should know about him: he is also a DJ and event organizer, dedicating his spare time to making events for the young people in his home city of Maribor.
Therefore, his coffee table will discuss a topic he feels is often forgotten when smart sustainable cities of the future are designed: engaging the youth, considering them as a partner in the policy-making process and understanding the imprint youth culture puts on modern cities.
All who will join Niko's coffee table will be given a chance to share his mind on how to develop circular cities of the future without forgetting the younger generation, whose values, views and behaviours might not always be shared by today’s decision makers. Successful, creative and innovative cities, such as Amsterdam, are those that are letting the younger generation co-create its living environment. Is your city also doing that?