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Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction. ... See MoreSee Less

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

Inspiring Cities, Inspiring Films

May 19, 2015, 8:00pm - May 19, 2015, 10:00pm

Schoterboshof 25, Rotterdam

Screening of the classic film 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' by William H. Whyte (1988), with introduction.

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Join the Metropolitan Field Trip to Brussels, organized by Vereniging Deltametropool : April 23-25. ... See MoreSee Less

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels

April 23, 2015, 6:00pm - April 25, 2015, 9:00pm

Brussels

Metropolitan Field Trip Brussels: Cooperation or competition for space?Brussels houses the European Parliament and also has a vivid streetlife, created by various local CityMakers. Is the need for s...

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Events

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 […]

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 […]

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The Twelve Principles for Cautious Urban Renewal

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Kreuzberg, photo ToKi A call for Cautiousness that conquered Berlin, Germany and the rest of the World. In 1984, Berlin organised a double Building Exhibition. Mr Hardt-Waltherr Hämer and his team developed 12 principles for how urban renewal should take…

Audiomaps of cities

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In urban planning, sound is merely considered as a pollution problem. The Institute for Adaptive Music and Sound (IAMS) looks at the positive side of sound. During previous Inspiring Cities events in 2007 (in Hamburg and during Rotterdam-week) Kees Went…

Gallery 37: using cultural training for community development

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Gallery 37 is a very succesful initiative to encourage socially excluded people to develop their cultural skills, and eventually move on to further education or employment.Gallery 37 now functions as a gateway to Birmingham’s cultural quarter. Gallery 37 is…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 25: Fons Burger

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There has been a lot of sowing in the eighties and nineties in cultural life, architecture and urban planning. We have to harvest this (after a short break) in the coming years.   1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people…

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 28: Martje Storm

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The book of Bordewijk, Character, means Rotterdam to me. The main figure develops thanks to the anger he has towards his father. Negative acts can make stronger…The bombing of Rotterdam was sad, but has made the city stronger and proud.…