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!

CityPoem 53 – Dublin (4)

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… “There’s Poetry In A Pint Of Guinness”Needless to say, probably, that this one can be found in the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. See more Dublin CityPoems:Dublin (1) – Cafe Zanzibar Dublin (2) – internet poetry Dublin (3)…

Le Sommet de la Francophonie

Since 1986, once at two years, the political leaders of the countries members of the International Organization of the Francophone get together for what is known as Le Sommet de la Francophonie. The supreme instance of the Francophone, the Summit…

CityPoem 21 – Vancouver

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CityPoems are mirrors, making the reader reflect on his own views. Walls of cities become more than walls. Glass becomes more than glass. This Sunday a CityPoem from Vancouver. A poem is by Henri Cole.Vancouver CityPoem: Haircut, Henri Cole…

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.

Ferran Mascarell on the civic dimension of cities

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Here Ferran Mascarell proves himself an optimist: not afraid to mention the city’s weaknesses or to criticize failures in recent urban politics, but in the end he shows confidence in the urban potential of Barcelona. Ferran Mascarell has been responsible…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 39: Pauline de Vries

For me personally, Rotterdam is too small, I prefer bigger cities with more options, more variety, and more quality. Also, the city wants too much at the same time and is too much in a hurry to achieve it. 1.…