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The City at Eye Level

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Tonight the AFFR award winning film “Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Inspiring Cities Film night in ZOHO. Join us!

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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 76 – Rotterdam (3)

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Photo: Jeroen Laven What happens when Rotterdam’s waste disposal company and poetry international get together? Rotterdam CityPoem by Miquel de Palol Every Rotterdammer knows them: the lines of poetry on the garbage trucks. It is the project called “Het gedicht…

Five Minute City – Conor Skehan

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Want to know all about the five minute city. And the agenda of urban ambition?Conor Skehan is Head of the Department of Environment and Planning at the School of Spatial Planning in DIT. At the recent Academy of Urbanism…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 5: Wilbert Vonk

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KPN Toren op Zuid: its inventive, experimetal, communicative, celebrating entrepeneurship… and ugly! 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It has two personalties… A…

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment…

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…