Urbanistica Podcast

It is Sweden’s first international podcast about

The making of smarter and more livable cities for people.

In order to contribute to developing smarter and more livable cities. Mustafa started his own podcast Urbanistica Nov 2019. It is about the making of smarter and more livable cities. More than 70 000+ listeners from 120+ countries are listening to this Podcast.

All stories matter!

Mustafa invites guests from all around the world to share their stories. He believes that All stories matter and that is why Urbanistica Podcast is an open platform for all people, from different backgrounds, ages, countries to be part of creating smarter and more livable cities. In Urbanistica Podcast you can listen to interesting urban stories from a small child, an artist, an architect, a dad with a baby stroller, a farmer etc. It is all about stories from the heart of the cities.

Urbanistica has 70 000+ Unique listeners from 120+ countries see the image below. (updated 2022-01-01).

Urbanistica Main Partner

We are very proud of having AFRY Urban Planning and Desing section in Stockholm as the main sponsor for this podcast.

AFRY is an international engineering and design company providing sustainable solutions in the fields of energy, industry, and infrastructure.

Urbanistica collaborations

Placemaking Europe
Placemaking EU is a network for placemaking in Europe, connecting practitioners, academics, community leaders, market actors and policymakers throughout Europe in the field of placemaking, public space, social life, human scale and the city at eye level.

They develop and share knowledge; develop, test and use tools; exchange ideas; and actively shape projects together. Placemaking EU support and collaborate with organisations that want to work on placemaking, social life, human scale, and a better eye-level experience.

The collaboration is about recording podcast episodes with Placemaking Europe Leaders, working groups, and partners.


Mustafa Sherif

H22 EXPO, Helsingborg City, The making of a smarter city
H22 is a major initiative by Helsingborg to develop future welfare solutions aimed at improving the quality of life in a smarter, more sustainable city. The city of Helsingborg is working with 2 parts:
1. A city-wide innovation initiative. It’s about the journey towards becoming a smarter and more sustainable city.
2. A City Expo – A stop along the way where we shine a light on all that’s been achieved between now and the summer of 2022. During and after the City Expo, the long-term initiative continues.

The collaboration is about recording podcast episodes with H22 team and also H22 partners.


The Center for the Future of Places at KTH the Royal Institute of Technology
The Center aims to establish and promote sustainable urban development by shifting the urban discourse from the hardware-objects of the cities (buildings and infrastructure), to the software-spaces of the cities (places and people), in order to advance the importance of creating and maintaining healthy and livable cities on the long run.

The goal is to establish an internationally acknowledged research hub around the concept of public spaces and beyond, within the disciplines of urban planning and urban design, where the main focus is on research and development of an international and inter and multidisciplinary network, transmuting the theory and practice of city-building.

The collaboration is about recording podcast episodes with Professors and PHDs from the Center.


Urban Future 2022
Urban Future is the world’s largest meeting place for CityChangers: people who strive to  make their cities more sustainable with passion and commitment. They implement tangible projects, thus vastly improving life in their city. Urban Future brings together our brightest minds, presenting itself as a neutral platform without any political agenda. Co-founded in 2014 by Gerald Babel-Sutter, each conference takes place in a different  European city.  

The collaboration is about recording podcast episodes with speakers who attend Urban Future.


Mustafa Sherif

Sveriges Arkitetker
Architects Sweden is the collective trade union and professional organisation for all architects in Sweden. Their mission is to develop the architectural practice for our 14,000 members through trade union work as well as to promote professional and architectural issues through better policymaking. The vision: Architects who meet contemporary and future needs – well-designed, purposeful and sustainable architecture. The end goal: Architects have a broad and leading role in community building.

They welcome students, employees, leaders, executives and self-employed architects as members. Read more on why you should become a member.

The collaboration is about recording podcast episodes with Sveriges Arkitekter Academies (sections e.g. Landscape, Interior design, etc.).


For collaboration send an email.

Listen to Urbanistica Podcast

You can find Urbanistica Podcast on your favorite podcast application. Or you can listen to the podcast online for free here.

Watch Urbanistica interviews live

You can also subscribe to the Urbanidtica Podcast Youtube Channel to watch the recording of the interviews live on Youtube. Also, you can follow Urbanistica Podcast on Instagram to see the stories behind the scenes of the different guests.


Foto Jenny Öhman

Be the next guest or nominate a story.

Do you have a story to share? or do you want to suggest a topic or nominate a speaker?

Here you go! Keep in mind all stories about cities are good stories to develop the cities. So please feel free to share a project, a book, an app, an event, an initiative, or other interesting things that can inspire us to develop smarter and more livable cities.


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Jan Gehl (Architect and Urban Designer) is talking about what is a smart city? and why should we stop calling it “smart”? Jan Gehl is a practicing Urban Design Consultant and Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has extensively researched the form and use of public spaces and put his findings to practice in multiple locations througout the world.

Nidhi Gulati (Social Impact Professional, Senior Director at Project for Public Spaces in NYC) is sharing her valuable experiences and knowledge about why should we and how can we create gender equal cities? We are talking about the importance of integrating and listening to women in order to plan and design comfortable cities for women.
Pernilla Baralt (The Executive Director of UNICEF Sweden) is sharing the story of The Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI).
It is a UNICEF-led initiative that supports local governments in realizing the rights of children at the local level using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as its foundation. It is also a network that brings together government and other stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the private sector, academia, media and, importantly, children themselves who wish to make their cities and communities more child-friendly.

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