Narrow house

A “tight house” built in the city of Madre Deus (Bahia-Brazil) is 1 meter wide and supports 3 floors.Narrow House A “tight house” built in the city of Madre Deus (Bahia-Brazil) is 1 meter wide and supports 3 floors.…

Public space in London

Lessons from one of the most succesful cities in the world: what does public space look like when there is plenty of money available?During the Rotterdam week participants of the different salons stressed the importance of well designed public…

The story of the river Rotte

Highlights of a tour in modern Rotterdam, searching for the location of the old dam the city is named after Rotterdamweek: the story of the river RotteIn Rotterdam one feels the possibilities and promises of the future, as well…

Celebrate! Solve! Soul!

10 Statements about Rotterdam. The results of Rotterdam week 2007 10 Statements for Rotterdam Cartoon by Hans-Jan Rijbering During the weekend of December 14th-16th Inspiring Cities organized the first Rotterdam week. Approximately 80 professionals from very different backgrounds joined in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good? Rotterdam is a modern…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…

Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 44: Ina Klaassen

Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse city of The Netherlands. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is the most “un-Dutch” and diverse…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 43: Bas Akkers

Rotterdam is the only real modern city in The Netherlands. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam is the only real modern city in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 42: René Hanssens

Water is the soul of Rotterdam. I would bring my friends to the Lloyd’s Quarter. A surprising mix of old and new. It shows water, our maritime and trading history. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 41: Johan Moerman

Rotterdam is vibrant international port city with a flourishing cultural life. Rotterdam is open to the world, looking forward, driven by ideas about the future. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…