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Rotterdam Rooftop Days : a festive exploration of the cityscape from above. ... See MoreSee Less

Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

Rotterdamse Dakendagen

June 11, 2015, 4:00pm - June 14, 2015, 8:00pm

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Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

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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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A Million More Public Spaces

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The economy is eating away culture and creates emptiness. “Let’s bring back the vigor, surprise, joy and contagious excitement.” AICP’s founder Anindita Mitra contributes to Inspiring Cities’s UNFPA Culture Campaign. A plea for public spaces. Anindita Mitra is founder of …

David in Cologne

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It is a very surpising moment to find yourself walking in the streets of old Cologne, and suddenly confronting this modern version of David. photos: Jeroen Laven   I liked the contrast. The statue is by Ronald Feldman. The location…

SoundCities: Compose Your Own Urban Mix

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Pick’n’mix your own sounds from Bilbao to Brazil, from Dresden tot Istanbul, from Ljubljana to San Sebastian. Make a symphony of church bells, urban industrial sounds, sirens from cities all over the world. Soundcities!The Soundcities Database is an online…

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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 – 35: Ron Spreekmeester

“Stadsluft macht frei, aber nicht in Rotterdam”. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? These are different questions. I would describe Rotterdam to my…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 26: Kees van Oorschot

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I think the Rotterdam Climate Initiative will affect daily live in Rotterdam for the years to come. To reach the goals set out by the initiative means a change in economic thinking and development. Industry and transport, among other things,…