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Great places of Oslo - The Vulkan area. A mixture of squatters, bohemians and city lovers mingling in an area with old warehouses, the river and new buildings

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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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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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Demos

Demos is a British (but with an international network) think tank for everyday democracy. Demos’s motto: We believe everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good. Our aim is to…

SoundCities: Compose Your Own Urban Mix

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Pick’n’mix your own sounds from Bilbao to Brazil, from Dresden tot Istanbul, from Ljubljana to San Sebastian. Make a symphony of church bells, urban industrial sounds, sirens from cities all over the world. Soundcities!The Soundcities Database is an online…

21 September, World PARKing Day

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Call to Action — REBAR opened eyes worldwide by temporarily transforming a metered parking spot into a PARK. They reclaim the street…until the meter ran out. (Update: also check the results of PARK(ing) Day in the other Inspiring Cities article).…

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.

Culture and cities questionnaire

Can you answer the 8 Inspiring Cities questions about Cities and Culture?! 8 questions about Cities and Culture Inspiring Cities is an international network (so far 11 countries) focused on cities and culture. We like ideas for cities. We search…

Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…

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;…