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The London Sound Survey featuring London maps, sound recordings, sound maps, local history, London wildlife

Sounds of the City! Soundscapes of London. http://soundsurvey.org.uk

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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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Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – 2007

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Kurt Vonnegut, author, journalist, humanist and anti-war campaigner passed away on April 11th 2007, aged 84. Vonnegut, best known for his visionary science fiction work which queried the role of human, machine, time and our very existence, was inspired into…

CityPoem 71 – Zaandam

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A poem for the main ‘carrier’ of Zaandam: the river Zaan. The first poem written by the newly appointed CityPoet of Zaandam, Hans Kuyper. Photo: Hans Kuyper Zaandam CityPoem: De eeuwige (The Eternal One), Hans Kuyper This poem was donated…

CityPoem 93 – Shanghai

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Design of 1995 based on a poem of 815. The famous Bai Yuji’s Pipa Song inspired the Oriental Pearl Tower’s design. The Poem, the Poet and the Tower. CityPoem 93 is from Shanghai.  Foreword by the Poet“In 815,…

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Joost Schrijnen: A good city needs a real local paper

Joost Schrijnen is one of the leading urban planners in the Netherlands. He is a professor at the Technical University Delft and works as a director for the province of South Holland. In earlier years he has been a director…

Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…

Joost Schrijnen: The City Is Worth Investing In!

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“If the Lisbon agreement (encouraging the knowledge economy) and Gothenburg agreement (sustainable development) are to succeed, the city must play a central role!”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should…