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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 […]

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CN Tower at 5:00, 9:00, 12:00, 16:00, 20:00, 24:00 …

The world’s tallest freestanding structure on land. Here you can watch the sun rise, and go down, on Toronto’s cityscape. Click on the photo and enter Samn Javanrouh’s site with this fantastic picture of Toronto’s cityscape. Move your mouse over…

New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

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With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade? When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

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CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.While the goddess found Rare men who matched her list, None were “mr. right”. So she journeyed home from Where she…

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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.

Wim Cassiers: A Sinjoor in Antwerp

Antwerp is a proud city.  A city with a mixed reputation. Famous for it’s port, rising fashion industry, night life, and beautiful main street, Keizerslei. It is infamous, though, for its big populist party and the social-economical problems. Like other…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 26: Kees van Oorschot

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I think the Rotterdam Climate Initiative will affect daily live in Rotterdam for the years to come. To reach the goals set out by the initiative means a change in economic thinking and development. Industry and transport, among other things,…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 27: Luc Boot

The Dutch “Doe maar gewoon dan doe je al gek genoeg” (“Normal is crazy enough”) attitude has been invented in Rotterdam. Rotterdam is too modest about its achievements and ambitions. “Be good & tell it.” 1. How do you describe…