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Rotterdam Rooftop Days : a festive exploration of the cityscape from above. ... See MoreSee Less

Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

Rotterdamse Dakendagen

June 11, 2015, 4:00pm - June 14, 2015, 8:00pm

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Wil je de stad ervaren zoals nooit te voren? Dit jaar kan dat! Waar anders dan in dé hoogbouwstad van Nederland: Rotterdam! Van 11 t/m 14 juni 2015 kun je tijdens de allereerste editie van de Rotterd...

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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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CityPoem 35 – Prague

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Prague, Lennon Wall. During the communist era a place for anti-government slogans. Now graffiti – poems and words of peace by millions of visitors from around the world.Prague  CityPoem: the Lennon Wall A wall in Prague: The Lennon Wall,…

Inflate your city

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A city map on an inflatable ball. Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona are already available on a globe. Press ball for details.…

CityPoem 66 – Cairo

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A poem inviting thirsty passers-by inside for some cold water, a gift by the great ruler Muhammad Ali of Egypt to this part of Cairo. This photo was kindly contributed to our project by Khaled Yacoup thank you! Cairo CityPoem…

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Alain de Botton: The City as a Cure for Loneliness

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“Cities are, as it were, enormous libraries filled not with books but with people.”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? Twelve…

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 – 45: Iris Dudok

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Rotterdam is loved by the people that know the city, live in the city, but the image of Rotterdam among outsiders is bad. You’ll have to know the city to really love and appreciate it. How do you describe Rotterdam…