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The City at Eye Level

Call for presentations for the Placemaking Week in Vancouver in September! With Future of Places, Project for Public Spaces, The City at Eye..

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The City at Eye Level

The Never-Ending Story of Street Management:

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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 […]

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Inspiring Cities and the Urban Soundscape

The highlights of an Inspiring Cities salon in Rotterdam, June 3rd 2009. There’s a growing interest in the opportunities of using sound in city development. In general sound is treated as a problem. Cars, public transport, events, pubs, schools –…

Celebrate! Solve! Soul!

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10 Statements about Rotterdam. The results of Rotterdam week 2007 10 Statements for Rotterdam Cartoon by Hans-Jan Rijbering During the weekend of December 14th-16th Inspiring Cities organized the first Rotterdam week. Approximately 80 professionals from very different backgrounds joined in…

CityPoem 30 – Ghent

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A CityPoem from Ghent.Ghent CityPoem: Gelukstraat, Gent by Stefan Hertmans Gelukstraat (‘Luck Street’), Ghent It was in an old school, and the windows were high, that the shadow of a man bent over up to the circle of light…

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.

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it. Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…

The Bioregion City – Barbara Botos

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Cities as part of Bioregions? The mythical bird Turul on top of the hill watching over Tatabánya (photo Hans Karssenberg) Barbara Botos is strategic and environmental manager in Tatabánya, Hungary. How does she view the relation between Cities and Culture?…

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.…