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Great places of Stockholm - Swedenborgsgatan. Two years ago we did the City at Eye Level workshops with th City of Stockholm. Swedenborgsgatan was one of the places we analysed, with the city and the ...

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Great places of Stockholm - Kungsträdgården. Started thirty years ago by this great placemaker Sam Carlquist. He now resigned, and although the new 1998 design allows for less flexibility, the place...

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Great places os Stockholm - Hötorgsterassen. A roof space turned into a place. All you need is some plants, water, deckchairs and a couple of food trucks. And a crane to lift the trucks.

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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 34 – Portland

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Poetry used as a protest against war.Both the poem and the projection on the street by http://www.objector.org/. Portland CityPoem: General, Your Tank is a Powerful Vehicle, Bertolt Brecht General, your tank is a powerful vehicle it smashes down forests…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.While the goddess found Rare men who matched her list, None were “mr. right”. So she journeyed home from Where she…

LED’s take it to the Bridge!

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On Sunday 14th of September the Utrecht City Office of Inspiring Cities illuminated the Prins Clausbridge with 200 colored LED-lights.The Prins Clausbridge is probably the most beautiful bridge in Utrecht. However, it is seldom used. People hardly ever walk…

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Rotterdam week 8 questions – 14: Merle Pijlman

ACTION That’s the word that pops up in my mind. The culture in Rotterdam is one of acting, not talking. It’s a working city, always wanting to move further, building more. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 47: Wanda Waanders

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I am glad there is a project to transform the ‘Grotekerkplein’and I hope this historical heart of the city will regain it’s charm again. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…