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The City at Eye Level

JUST OUT NOW! Quality of public space, an integrated, human scale and participative approach high on the global urban agenda. Like and share!

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Tonight the AFFR award winning film “Babushkas of Chernobyl” at the Inspiring Cities Film night in ZOHO. Join us!

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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 […]

Topics

Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
fields of interest. Just browse and enjoy the stories. Feel free to send us yours!

CityPoem 48 – Barcelona

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Our first CityPoem from Barcelona, thanks to Jeroen Boggia’s contribution.Barcelona CityPoem: Les Formigues, Joan Salvat-Papasseit Unfortunately, no English translation yet. Original text in Catalan: Camí de sol per les rutes amigues unes formigues. See also:Barcelona (2) – inspiring…

Pecha Kucha meetings for the creative industry

Kucha Night is an intimate gathering that will offer everybody in the creative industry the chance to present their work and ideas. An initiative that has grown into a worldwite event is Pecha Kucha. Pecha Kucha Night is an intimate…

How do I start my own Community of Practice

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That was the question. ENTP, the European New Town Platform, asked Hans Karssenberg of Stipo Consult, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer of Mediamatic, and Jeroen Laven and David O’Connor of Erasmuspc and Urban Design Ireland to help them answer this question.Together with…

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.

Outdoor sports in innercities.

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A few years ago Dutch journalist Tracy Metz wrote an interesting book about some touristical trends. Pret! (Fun!) was fascinating reading material, for me most of all because of the many photos of popular touristical and cultural activities of the…

Ferran Mascarell on the civic dimension of cities

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Here Ferran Mascarell proves himself an optimist: not afraid to mention the city’s weaknesses or to criticize failures in recent urban politics, but in the end he shows confidence in the urban potential of Barcelona. Ferran Mascarell has been responsible…

Rotterdam Week 8 questions – 15: Esseline Schieven

… the best thing is the seeds of optimism planted all over town: the revival of the Meent, the opening of OBBA, the new community that is growning in Spangen, the survival of the new concepts on the Mathenesseweg, the…