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Great places in Oslo. A former firebrigade transformed into a bar with an almost mediteranean courtyard

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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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The First Museum Widget in the World

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The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam introduced the first Museum Widget in the world. Each day a new work of art on your desktop.What is a Widget? Widget, or Gadget for Apple fans – you may know them. Small windows in your…

CityPoem 32 – San Juan, Puerto Rico

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A poem posted on a wall in San Juan, Puerto Rico, expressing the poet’s reaction to a graffiti mural painted by an unknown artist.The poem has some plays on words that are hard to translate, so some words below…

Shrinking cities are here to stay

In the Netherlands, debate has just started about the consequences of the end of population increase. What will happen when our cities will start shrinking? Well, here’s the surprise: Cities are shrinking all over the world. And they are here…

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.

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 18: Hans Redert

There is one festival who has an excellent reputation in giving a boost in the relation ship between Rotterdam and culture. I proudly present the Rotterdam film festival. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 11: Hans Karssenberg

Hans is the co-founder of Inspiring Cities and director of Stipo, based in Amsterdam. Stipo collects and composes knowledge about urban development. 1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city.…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 38: Tom Boot

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Being a real working city, cultural live isn’t on the forefront in Rotterdam. That didn’t prevent Rotterdam from creating a divers cultural climate. This makes Rotterdam a real city.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries?…