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ROTTERDAM ROOFTOP DAYS - EXPERT MEETING

An expert meeting for all rooftop specialists, architects, urban designers and anyone else interested in the Netherlands with visions on, and inspiring examples of the usage of rooftops.
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Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

Kansen Voor De Bovenstad

June 12, 2015, 1:00pm - June 12, 2015, 6:00pm

Bijeenkomst over het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van stadsdaken.Tijdens de Rotterdamse Dakendagen buigen ontwerpers, dakexperts, dakbeheerders en beleidsmakers zich over de vraag hoe onze daken kunnen ...

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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!

Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind in Dublin

Here is a link to an article about an important new place being developed in Dublin’s docklands. It is a collaboration between Martha Schwartz and Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind’s website may be one for the guru section because (a) it is…

The CAC and other Urban Projects in Valencia, Spain

Imagine being surrounded by the Pompidou Centre, the Sydney Opera House, the Bilbao Guggenheim and the London Eye all in the one beautiful place and miraculously blended into a single coherent array of architecture and form.  That is no less…

CityPoem 68 – Niterói (Brazil)

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A poem of Pessoa, describing the Portuguese tears the sea is made of, on top of a historic military fort opposite Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Brian Morris Photo: Brian MorrisThe photos of the poem were kindly contributed by Brian…

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.

‘Bicing’ in Medieval Barcelona

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I remember the moment that Barcelona got its free bicycles, called ‘Bicing.’ Accompanied by a slogan that stated that this is for all the people living in Barcelona, you could feel the pride and automatic acceptance. Expectations were exceeded enormously…

Rudy Stroink: The City of Private Initiative

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“As an experiment, we should try leaving most things – or even everything – to the market. We’ve been trying it the other way round for long enough.”What is the future of cities? Why is it important to invest…

Adriana Barbosa on cities and culture

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The cities are the targets for the climate change and Brazil seems not to be prepared to deal with it. Adriana Barbosa is a 36 years old architect and Urban Designer. She took her graduate studies  at Universidade Mackenzie where…