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The City at Eye Level

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Tonight the AFFR award winning film “Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Inspiring Cities Film night in ZOHO. Join us!

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11 June 2015Rotterdam Rooftop Days

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The Rooftop Days of Rotterdam are a festive exploration of the rooftops of Rotterdam JUNE 11 – 14: ROOFTOP DAYS Do you want to experience the city in a way you never have before? This year, you can! Where else than in the high-rise city of the Netherlands: Rotterdam. You can hit the roof from […]

9 April 2015Metropolitan Field Trip Film Brussels: Our City

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As part of the Metropolitan Field Trips, AFFR is screening every month a film on a European city. After Athens, Zürich and Lisbon this month it is Brussels! In preparation for the field trip the film Our City of Marina Tarantino will be screened. Our City, Marina Tarantino (Belgium, 2014, 83 min.). The film is […]

26 February 2015Inspiring Cities Film: Zürich

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An introduction evening on Zürich and it’s urban developments. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world’s largest financial centers; most of Switzerland’s research and development centres are concentrated here. But at the same time it is the place where one of the first fablabs in Europe was situated, where new small enterprises […]

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The ´Solar Libre de Lavapies´

Also known as ´the Beach of Lies´, the Solar Libre is a liberated space in the Calle Embajadores 27, in downtown Lavapies, Madrid. But what exactly is a liberated space? The project is the fruit of an artistic initiative with…

Glass Fibre as Urban Regenerator

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The Liberties: a former industrial area south of the centre. Most of the original jobs have disappeared, only the Guinness factory still remains. And then came the Digital Hub. Putting Glass Fibre at the heart of the urban regeneration strategy,…

Has the red carpet ever been rolled out for you?

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A new public living room is created to pass the time and offers space for meetings and relaxing. City lounge in St. Gallen – St. Gallen is with 71.000 inhabitants the seventh largest (university)city in Switzerland. Its main attraction is…

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To share our inspiration we use this website, new media such as the Inspiring Cities Facebook page where you can ‘like us’ to stay up to date, or the LinkedIn group of which you can become a member. Other methodologies we use are book reviews, interviews and films.

Joost Schrijnen: A good city needs a real local paper

Joost Schrijnen is one of the leading urban planners in the Netherlands. He is a professor at the Technical University Delft and works as a director for the province of South Holland. In earlier years he has been a director…

Rotterdam week 8 questions: Marije van der Hammen

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Marije is a true Rotterdam-fan: living on the Noordereiland, working for the city and always convincing people to move to the best city in the Netherlands.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 25: Fons Burger

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There has been a lot of sowing in the eighties and nineties in cultural life, architecture and urban planning. We have to harvest this (after a short break) in the coming years.   1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people…