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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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Five Minute City – Conor Skehan

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Want to know all about the five minute city. And the agenda of urban ambition?Conor Skehan is Head of the Department of Environment and Planning at the School of Spatial Planning in DIT. At the recent Academy of Urbanism…

CityPoem 2 – Antwerp

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Why does the icon building Boerentoren declare his love to the female tower of the Cathedral in Antwerp?Antwerp City Poem: Boerengedicht by Tom Lanoye (In bold the translation of the part on the banner on the Boerentoren tower, one…

A Million More Public Spaces

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The economy is eating away culture and creates emptiness. “Let’s bring back the vigor, surprise, joy and contagious excitement.” AICP’s founder Anindita Mitra contributes to Inspiring Cities’s UNFPA Culture Campaign. A plea for public spaces. Anindita Mitra is founder of …

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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 – 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…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 12: Joost Menger

Rotterdam has lost its identity and culture is a way to discover a new one. Above that culture is a language between people of the whole world to understand each other. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in…

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…