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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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CityPoem 23 – Antwerp (2)

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Soul of Antwerp: the river Schelde. Made by a local hero, 83 steel letters (weight: 1.3 ton) hover over the water on the left bank of the river Schelde.Antwerp CityPoem: Fresh from the Sea, Marco Cools The poem is…

Barcelona 1912 – La perla del mediterráneo

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In honour of Barcelona joining the Inspiring Cities City Offices, we show this enchanting film of Barcelona in 1912.Always wondered would it would feel like 100 years ago? Watch the film proudly showing Park Güell, freshly opened, and many…

Evolution Painted Wall

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Educational public art: past, present….. future?Click on the picture for a closer look. Photo as found on www.frogview.com…

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Eight Questions for Ino Paap, Mediamatic Amsterdam

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Ino Paap is one of the founders of Mediamatic. We interviewed him about the 8 EPC questions.Which city do you see as the nicest/best city that you know? What are its most important aspects that make it so good?…

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 – 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…