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During our field trip to Stockholm-Oslo the coming weeks we organise a public event with our Dutch and Swedish partners. If you are around in Stockholm...please join. ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to a Public evening on Stockholm’s top-down & bottom-up urban dynamics.THEME "How do the City (top-down) and citizen-led urban initiatives (bottom-up) meet each other?" Key questions: Ar...

Public evening on Stockholm’s top-down & bottom-up urban dynamics

September 24, 2015, 8:00pm - September 24, 2015, 10:00pm

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Welcome to a Public evening on Stockholm’s top-down & bottom-up urban dynamics.THEME "How do the City (top-down) and citizen-led urban initiatives (bottom-up) meet each other?" Key questions: Ar...

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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!

LoveLocks Revisited: Pécs, Hungary

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Have a lock inscribed for the two of you, lock it to the gate, throw away the key, and your love will last. Photo: MattyDavy, www.flickr.com/photos/mattydavy/ Earlier Inspiring Cities published about the Lovelocks in Tata, near the lake. Lovers inscribe…

Amsterdam gets a City Storyteller

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Storytelling has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Now, also cities get their own. Amsterdam appointed Karel Baracs as City Storyteller.After City Poets, a City Rapper, City Composers and a City Philosopher we now also have a…

Investing in the City – Odran Reid and David O’Connor

This paper, prepared jointly by Odran Reid and David O’Connor, proposes that the city is something to invest in and that by so doing, Dublin can ensure efficient planning and delivery of services that will support the market and investors,…

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.

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 – 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 – 21: Nico Tillie

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The soul is about how it originated where it stands now and what it envisions for the future and acts with that. So I would show old and new Delfshaven and the harbour, the innercity and the River with the…