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

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Caminito, Buenos Aires

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The possibilities of creative urban transformation: Caminito in the barrio of La Boca, Buenos Aires. How do you transform a run-down, no-go area of your city into one of its biggest tourist attractions, in the process generating hundreds of jobs…

CityPoem 12 – Leiden

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The Leiden Mural Poem Project. In 14 years time, Stichting TEGEN-BEELD managed to get no less than 101 poems painted on the city’s walls. The poems have been selected internationally: there are poems in more than 30 different languages. This…

CityPoem 52 – Minneapolis

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Why is a whole community painting poems on walls?The photos of this special project were sent in by Eric Gustafson of the organisation. Thanks Eric! Minneapolis CityPoem: The Sun Never Says, Hafez This CityPoem is part of Corcoran Neighborhood’s…

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 – 4: Luit de Haas

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I’m a Rotterdammer since 1972, when I started studying Economics at the Erasmus University. When I arrived I immediately fell in love with the city.Later on I married, of course, a Rotterdam born woman (the best there is). And…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 48: Orhan Kaya

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The diversity in Rotterdam is a strength, that we are a leading intercultural city.How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries? What are the qualities of the city? Why are they so good? Rotterdam is a modern…