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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 […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013) (English and Hongarian (dubbed in English)) On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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CityPoem 83 – Rotterdam (9)

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You will find six haiku on tiles at the Karel Doormanstraat in the centre of Rotterdam. This one is written by Mariann den Heyer. He was one of the six price winners of the competition organised by the Centrum voor…

CityPoem 19 – Paris

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Not one CityPoem, but 26. And we had to make a selection. A selection of the very well known Parisian stencil artist ‘Miss.Tic’. No one knows who she is. aMiss.Tic appears with short pun poems and an image of…

How to make a spatial vision in one day

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The city district of Hillegersberg Schiebroek wants to be prepared for the future. What are the challenges facing the district in the coming 25 years? Normally, in these cases, consultants are asked to do a study about the challenges and…

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Charles Landry: The City is a Collective Enterprise

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Planning creativity, culture and cities often leads to hyped tunnel visions, in which the cultural creatives are viewed from the economic point of view mostly. This is a shame, says Charles Landry, for culture is much more than economic value…

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…

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…