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 […]

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

On our way to a childfriendly neighbourhood

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On Saturday the first of July 2006 the Prinses Margrietbuurt in Rotterdam celebrated the opening of the new park and playground in the former local swimming pool named voorheen het zwembad. A special occasion that was celebrated with music, speeches,…

A New Town with a Memory?

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Oral History in a New Town??? An interview with Connie Franssen of the storytelling project in Almere. One of the founders of Geheugen van Almere, a website and meeting place for stories of the residents. Creating the soul of a…

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…

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.

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?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It’s a city with a waterfront;…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 42: René Hanssens

Water is the soul of Rotterdam. I would bring my friends to the Lloyd’s Quarter. A surprising mix of old and new. It shows water, our maritime and trading history. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries.…