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 94 – Sao Paulo

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Poetry and prose in unusual places in Sao Paulo. City Poems: SESC Show of Arts 2008 (Oct 08-18th) (SESC – Commerce Social Service) A quite unusual show happened in the SESC units in Sao Paulo. Poetry and prose were shown…

CityPoem 91 – Utrecht (2)

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In a small street just outside the old city center of Utrecht, The Netherlands, this short inspiring poem recreates the feeling of wondering the streets on a warm spring day.Poem by Virginie Driesen: een straat in de zon en…

CityPoem 46 – Wijk bij Duurstede

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A poem that captures the soul of Holland and is probably the best known one in The Netherlands. It describes the typical Dutch landscape.In 2000, the Dutch people chose this poem ‘Poem of the Century’. The poem was appropriately…

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 – 37: Mai Elmar

A drive up the Maasboulevard after dusk showing the glittering river with the shimmering sky-line. 1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? Rotterdam World…

Rotterdam week 8 questions – 29: Lennert Goemans

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I think Rotterdam lacks the atmosphere and image of a metropole.1. How do you describe Rotterdam to people in other countries. What are the qualities of the city. Why are they so good? It’s a city with a waterfront;…

Jacqueline Vermaat: New York and other ant hills

Jacqueline Vermaat works for dS+V, the housing and planning department of the city of Rotterdam. She is head of the housing section. Jacqueline is also a notorious traveler to countries and cities all over the world. So she knows her…