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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 […]

13 November 2014Inspiring Films: The High Line

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This week the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize will be awarded to landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who is known for his garden and landscape designs, among others the High Line in New York. There are currently two films in production on the work of Piet Oudolf, at least one of them will be shown during the AFFR […]

16 October 2014Inspiring Films: Markthal Special – Budapest

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Food Markets – In the Belly of the City: Budapest (Stefano Tealdi, 2013) (English and Hongarian (dubbed in English)) On the occassion of the opening of the Rotterdam Markhal we screen a documentary about the Central Market Hall of Budapest. Lesser known then the Istanbul bazar or La Boqueria in Barcelona, but maybe even more […]

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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…

Architecture, film and Rotterdam

A city consists of a pallet of buildings, streets, parks, views and enclosed areas. Places that tell a story, bring out emotions, are the stage for urban life. Drive on the van Brienoordbridge in Rotterdam and experience the skyline of…

New Tower of Culture on Manhattan

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New York will have a new and distinctive skyscraper. This time no bank or international headquarters. The Museum of Modern Art, at 53rd St near Central Park will expand. It has chosen a 75 story design of French architect Jean…

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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.

Reinier de Graaf: The City as Predictor of the Future

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“Cities are, as it were, territorial avant gardes showing how we have to tackle things.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest into cities? What changes should we make in our investment policies in cities?…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 11: Hans Karssenberg

Hans is the co-founder of Inspiring Cities and director of Stipo, based in Amsterdam. Stipo collects and composes knowledge about urban development. 1  How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city.…

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?…