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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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Public space in London

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Lessons from one of the most succesful cities in the world: what does public space look like when there is plenty of money available?During the Rotterdam week participants of the different salons stressed the importance of well designed public…

CityPoem 15 – San Francisco

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A CityPoem from Richard Brautigan, the man who gave us Trout Fishing in AmericaThe photo shows a poem part of a pavement poems project in Inspiring Cities’s beloved city San Francisco.  CityPoem: 30 Cents, Two Transfers, Love by Richard…

CityPoem 89 – Lima

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The Parque del Amor (Love Park) in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, is located on the cliffs of Chorrillos overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and a monumental statue of two lovers embracing…

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Rotterdam-week 8 questions – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 30: Bram Harkes

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The River Nieuwe Maas flows through my veins. That’s why I always have to work. As every citizen in Rotterdam. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 40: Thieu Knibbeler

Culture is Rotterdam. Culture in people’s background, culture in doing things, culture in making things. Culture is the chain that keeps the city together. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the…