Events

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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CityPoem 36 – Rome

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Romans honouring a hero of the past: the people’s poet Trilussa, who never joined any literary circles, wrote about the everyday Romans, in the Roman dialect.Rome  CityPoem: In the Shadow, Trilussa IN THE SHADOW While I’m reading the usual…

CityPoem 2 – Antwerp

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Why does the icon building Boerentoren declare his love to the female tower of the Cathedral in Antwerp?Antwerp City Poem: Boerengedicht by Tom Lanoye (In bold the translation of the part on the banner on the Boerentoren tower, one…

Guerrilla tactics discussion starts Inspiring Cities debate on LinkedIn

Inspiring Cities started a discussion group on LinkedIn. A place to discuss the subjects you can read about on the site. Or new subjects you want to discuss yourselves. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=806797&trk=hb_side_g brings you to the LinkedIn page. The first subject that…

Media

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.

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 – 49: Jacques van Heijningen

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When you drive with your car and pass the van Brienenoordbridge, you are happy to be almost home. Inspiring Cities interviewed Jacques van Heijningen. Jacques van Heijningen is the director of the Rotterdam Fund for Film and Audiovisual media. He…

Ferran Mascarell on the civic dimension of cities

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Here Ferran Mascarell proves himself an optimist: not afraid to mention the city’s weaknesses or to criticize failures in recent urban politics, but in the end he shows confidence in the urban potential of Barcelona. Ferran Mascarell has been responsible…