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ROTTERDAM ROOFTOP DAYS - EXPERT MEETING

An expert meeting for all rooftop specialists, architects, urban designers and anyone else interested in the Netherlands with visions on, and inspiring examples of the usage of rooftops.
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Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

Kansen Voor De Bovenstad

June 12, 2015, 1:00pm - June 12, 2015, 6:00pm

Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

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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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Our mission is to look for the soul of the city. Many topics are relevant in that search. Here you find our most important
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Urban Words, Urban Quotations

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Imagine all this junk [historic Paris]. … The city is crumbling, it can not last much longer; its time is past. It is too old.“Imagine all this junk [historic Paris], which till now has lain spread out over the…

Creating the Soul of New Town Almere

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“Once you live in Almere, you have to get up and do something, otherwise you get depressed.” Connie Franssen works as a freelance journalist. In 1997, she moved from her beloved Amsterdam to new town Almere.  She is one of…

Old city, new life

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We cannot claim to speak of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and only look at its historical aspects. Photos Barcelona by Ramon Domènech & Victor LaudyMentioning the Mons Taber, Barcino or the last columns of Augustus’ Roman temple would not be…

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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 – 34: Mare de Campos

Rotterdam is nice because it is “flat”, “green”, secure and because people makes it interesting. I loved hanging around by bike over there… feeling the wind beating my face every day. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 9: Anton Stapelkamp

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Vice President of a Rotterdam Municipality, Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, 41.000 inhabitants live in Rotterdam since 1966, loves this town.1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good?…

Wolfgang Kil: The Shrinking City

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“The familiar distinctions between the capitalist, communist and developing countries (the ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’ worlds) have disappeared.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment…